- The Russian President Putin – “The referendum gave them hope for a new destiny: without mockery of dignity, cynical desecration of national culture and punitive actions”.
- Today, on September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed agreements on the entry into the Russian Federation of four new subjects – Donetsk, Lugansk people’s republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
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Moscow will regard Ukraine’s possible strikes on the territories that will become part of the Russian Federation as an act of aggression against Russia.
This was stated at today’s briefing by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
The President Putin presented a strategy for destroying US hegemony
According to the president, “the breakdown of Western hegemony that has begun is irreversible.” “It won’t be like it before!
Streets of the capital are blocked
In Moscow, embankments and central streets are blocked in the morning. Putin’s address was held at 15:00 Moscow time, and a rally-concert is also planned in the capital in support of the results of the referendums.
The head of the Belgorod region said that a week after the announcement of partial mobilization, 111 men who were called up by mistake returned home.
Yesterday, during a meeting with the Security Council, Vladimir Putin drew attention to the problem of conscripting those who actually claim to be deferment from service.
The President instructed to look into each specific case.
The head of Buryatia, Alexei Tsydenov, announced the implementation of the plan for partial mobilization.
Conscription collection points in the regions are being closed, while military enlistment offices will continue to work with volunteers.
According to Rosstat, at the beginning of 2022, 67.7 million men (46% of the total population) live in Russia.
The vast majority of them (51.9 million people) are between 18 and 70 years old.
At the same time, not all of them can fall under mobilization.
Earlier, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the total mobilization resource is almost 25 million people, and now it is planned to call up 300 thousand reservists.
As the press secretary of the head of state specified, today at the ceremony in the Kremlin four agreements on the admission of new subjects to the Russian Federation will be signed.
From now on, according to Peskov, the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions will become the sovereign territory of Russia, and the Treaty on the Union State will apply to them.
Peskov added that the entire territory of the DPR within the borders of the Donetsk region of 2014 will have to be liberated.
Acting President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Ilya Umansky said that specialists of the tourism industry also intend to apply for a reservation from mobilization, RBC writes.
“In the near future, we will make an appeal to rosturizm in the hope that we will be able to book these [specialists],” he said.
According to RBC, citing the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, Norway may impose a ban on the travel of Russian tourists, similar to the one that Finland previously introduced.
Recall that Norway is still the only EU country open to Russian tourists, with which Russia has a land border.
According to RIA Novosti, Russians have already been banned from entering Finland on tourist visas, the rest are still possible.
Chronicle of geopolitical events:
in February 2022, Russia recognized the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics as sovereign states, before that they were considered the territory of Ukraine from the point of view of Russian laws;
On February 24, Putin announced the beginning of a special military operation in the Donbass.
Europe and the United States – with new sanctions.
Financial markets reacted to this with a collapse, the Central Bank – by raising the key rate, Europe and the United States – with new sanctions.
New packages of sanctions were adopted several times during these seven months, many large international companies left the Russian market, the largest foreign social networks were banned in Russia;
During the SVO, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions came under the control of the Russian Federation.
In these territories, as well as in the DPR and LPR, referendums were held from September 23 to 27.
According to the published results of the vote, it was decided to join them to Russia.
After the signing of the documents, the Russian Federation considers the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions to be part of the country, but some territories of the Donetsk People’s Republic are still under the control of Ukraine;
On September 21, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia.
As presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov later explained, the decision was made due to the fact that Russia “faces the military potential of the entire NATO.”
According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a total of 300,000 citizens in the reserve are planned to be mobilized.
These include both those who have completed military service and those who, for whatever reason, received a deferment at military age.
Answering a journalist’s question
Dmitry Peskov, answering a journalist’s question about whether after the annexation of the territories of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions to Russia, the special operation from military to counter-terrorist will be reformatted, said that so far he is not aware of such a decision and Putin will take it personally.
At the same time, he added that “at least it is necessary to liberate the entire territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”
Citizens of foreign countries
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan guaranteed that there would be no forced deportations from the republic of Russians who comply with the law.
“Citizens of foreign countries who have not committed offenses are not subject to forced deportation,” the ministry noted.
The Foreign Ministry added that Uzbekistan is committed to the principles of territorial integrity, respect for independence and sovereignty.
Decree on the recognition of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions
On the night of September 30, Vladimir Putin signed decrees on the recognition of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions.
Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of Kherson and Zaporizhia regions.
Today, at 15:00 Moscow time, the Kremlin will sign documents on the entry into the Russian Federation of these territories, as well as the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics;
Russian Railways will return money for unused tickets to the mobilized, even if they are bought at a “non-refundable” tariff.
They will also issue a refund to those who were going to go with the conscripts;
The Ministry of Statistics of the Russian Federation asked the heads of IT companies and telecom operators to take care of the mobilized employees. In particular, to pay them several salaries one-time and in the future to pay at least 80% of the salary;
Finnish authorities confirmed that they will close the borders for Russian tourists starting from September 30;
Alla Pugacheva flew from Russia again. She was spotted at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport with her children, from where they flew to Israel;
The Defense Ministry announced that the mobilized Russians have already begun combat coordination near the areas of “combat missions”.
- Zaporozhye, Kherson and LDNR joined the Russian Federation, and Ukraine asked to join NATO
On the night of September 30, the President of Russia recognized the independence of Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
Vladimir Putin signed documents on the entry into the Russian Federation of these regions, as well as the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, after which a voluminous appeal to the parliament and the nation is planned.
An invitation to the Kremlin was received by State Duma deputies, senators of the Federation Council and governors.
And all this is happening against the backdrop of a partial mobilization of the population to participate in a special military operation.
The government has approved the categories of defense industry workers who will receive deferrals as part of partial mobilization.
Specialists and workers who participate in the implementation of the tasks of the state defense order, as well as managers, will not be called upon.
The list of enterprises whose employees have the right to postponement will be approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 5 days, it will be sent to the Ministry of Defense and military commissariats.
The postponement will be given on the basis of lists of employees received from employers.
The head of the Zaporizhzhya region said that a federal district will be created from new regions of Russia, its name is still being discussed.
Putin spoke on Red Square
Vladimir Putin spoke to people gathered for a rally-concert on Red Square on the occasion of the annexation of new territories.
The president said that it was “Russia that created modern Ukraine,” and now “has given people living in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions the right to choose – they have made a choice to be with Russia.”
“We have become stronger because we are together,” the president concluded. “The truth is behind us, but in the truth there is power — and therefore victory. Victory will be ours!
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is holding an unscheduled conference. Here are the theses from his statements:
the members of the alliance will never recognize the entry of new territories into Russia and will not change their obligations to support Ukraine;
On Ukraine’s application for NATO membership: every democratic country has the right to apply to NATO, but the decision will be made by consensus by all member countries of the alliance;
Russia faces “serious consequences” if it uses nuclear weapons. Read more here
Mobilization in Russia;
Mobilization is completed only by decision of the President of Russia;
those dismissed from military service under a contract for non-compliance with its conditions are also subject to mobilization, since they are in the reserve of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation;
the certificate of reservation from mobilization is valid for the duration of the citizen’s work in the position specified therein.
The United States imposed sanctions against the entire Russian State Duma
The United States imposed sanctions against the State Duma of the Russian Federation as a whole.
Here is a complete list of organizations and institutions included in the new list:
STC of electronic warfare;
Sinno Electronics Co., Limited (Hong Kong);
Taco LLC (Armenia);
The Federation Council of the Russian Federation;
CJSC “STC Modul”.
Biden, after the annexation of new territories to Russia, said that the United States would support Kiev’s attempts to return them.
America also imposed sanctions against companies from China, Belarus and Armenia for supporting the Russian Federation.
The United States imposes sanctions against Nabiullina, Novak, family members of Medvedev and Mishustin, as well as against the Federation Council.
The UK imposes sanctions against the head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina.
Zelensky said Ukraine would not hold any talks with Russia while Putin was president.
At the same time, Sergey Lavrov noted that it is necessary to take seriously Putin’s phrase that the longer Kiev refuses to negotiate, the more difficult it will be to reach an agreement.
- The United States introduced new sanctions against Russia, the list includes dozens of individuals and legal entities.
What the President Was Talking About (in a nutshell)
The president’s speech on the results of the referendum in the LDNR in Kherson and Zaporizhia lasted a little more than 40 minutes.
Zelensky said that Ukraine signs an application for accession to NATO in an expedited manner
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine is signing an application for accession to NATO in an expedited manner.
“De facto, we have already passed our way to NATO. De facto, we have already proved compatibility with the standards of the Alliance.
They are real for Ukraine – real on the battlefield and in all aspects of our interaction. We trust each other, we help each other, and we protect each other.
This is the Alliance. De facto,” Zelensky wrote in his Telegram channel. – Today, Ukraine is applying to do this de jure. By a procedure that will be consistent with our importance for the protection of our entire community.
Expeditiously. We are taking our defining step by signing Ukraine’s application to join NATO on an expedited basis.
Vladimir Putin signed a decree on simplified admission to citizenship of foreigners who have concluded contracts for military service.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin has no plans to visit new regions of Russia, “but over time it will happen.” He also noted that the question of how the new territories will become part of the Russian Federation “will be decided in the future.”
Director General of the Agency for Political and Economic Communications Dmitry Orlov analyzed the appeal of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He told MSK1.RU that this was a “tough challenge to the West.”
After the signing of agreements of the Russian Federation with the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the ruble weakened against the dollar (by 0.45%) and strengthened against the euro (by 3.86%), according to trading data.
The topic of partial mobilization.
The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov was appointed chairman of the commission on booking citizens in reserve.
Vladimir Putin and the heads of the LPR, the DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed the agreement not only with signatures.
The Russian ambassador to Latvia has been summoned to the country’s Foreign Ministry, the head of the department reports.
A “world-historical event” according to Putin.
– The Donetsk and Lugansk republics, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions have reunited with their historical home – Russia.
As Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin said: “Saving people in the territories where referendums are held is the center of Russia’s attention, this issue is at the forefront,” Tatyana Moskalkova wrote in her Telegram channel.
“For almost nine long years, the Kiev regime has tried to deprive these people of every conceivable human right: from the right to speak their native language to the right to life.
The referendum gave them hope for a new destiny: without mockery of dignity, cynical desecration of national culture and punitive actions.
According to Moskalkova, the referendum “was transparent.”
- People actually voted – and the protocols of the results were made on the basis of their real votes, their will. It was legitimate because it is recognized by those who participate in it and those to whom it is addressed.
And it is addressed to all citizens of Russia and those who around the world have not lost the ability to see and hear,” the ombudsman emphasized.
Tatyana Moskalkova drew attention to the fact that “more than 8 million people returned to their homeland.”
“Now they are protected not only by our army and law enforcement agencies, but also by our laws.
Their representatives, as equals among equals, will enter our human rights community in order to protect the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens together with all 85 human rights commissioners,” the ombudsman concluded.
Everyone in the audience chants, “Russia!” and applauds.
The heads of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements with Russia.
Putin and Pushilin signed an agreement on the admission of the DPR to Russia.
“The truth is behind us, Russia is behind us,” Putin concluded his speech. The audience applauds.
The President noted that today “we need the consolidation of the whole society.”
Now, in order to get out of the next tangle of contradictions, the United States needs to break Russia, Putin believes. He did not rule out that Washington “will try to bring the system to collapse,” to which everything can be written off.
“Russia understands its responsibility to the world community and will do everything to bring such hotheads to their senses,” Putin said.
“Today we are fighting for a fair and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia,” Putin said.
The head of state noted that the world has entered a period of revolutionary transformations.
The president turned to gender issues and noted that Russians hardly want their children, except for mom and dad, to have parent No. 1 and parent No. 2.
“We have a different, our own future,” the president stressed.
“Profits from the Second World War allowed the United States to finally overcome the consequences of the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, to impose the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency on the planet,” the president said.
“There is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis, which arose through their fault,” Putin said.
Vladimir Putin noted that “the United States essentially occupies Germany, Korea and Japan, but they talk about equality with them.”
Putin on the Explosions at Nord Stream
The head of state called the explosions on the “Northern Stream” a “sabotage of the Anglo-Saxons”.
“We have switched to sabotage, organizing them on Nord Stream 2, in fact, we have begun to destroy the European energy infrastructure, everyone understands who benefits from this,” the president said.
“Washington is demanding more and more sanctions against Russia, and most European politicians dutifully agree with this.
They also clearly understand that the United States, pushing for the complete rejection of the EU from Russian energy and other resources, is working practically to deindustrialize Europe.
To completely take over the European market. They all understand that these elites are European.
But they prefer to serve other people’s interests. This is no longer a lackey, but a direct betrayal of their peoples,” Putin said.
“Nuclear weapons so far sound only in the context of the American bombing of Japan,” the president said.
The head of state stressed that the United States is the only one in the world that twice used nuclear weapons and created a precedent.
The main thing from Vladimir Putin’s speech at the moment:
we will always remember those who fought for the right to speak their native language, who fell to the death of the brave. They are heroes of the great Russia;
Behind the choice of the residents of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions – our fate and history;
for a long time, the residents of Donbass were subjected to genocide. But the unbroken people of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have spoken their word;
Russia calls on Kiev to cease fire and return to the negotiating table, but we will not discuss the choice of residents of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions;
Kiev should respect the choice of the residents of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Only in this way is the path to peace possible;
we will rebuild and restore our new regions, make sure that their residents feel the support of all Russians;
residents of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions become our citizens forever.
Vladimir Putin said that one of the reasons for centuries-old Russophobia is that “we did not allow ourselves to be robbed during the period of colonization, we forced Europe to trade equally.”
“The slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes, the plundering of India, Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which he was forced to open his ports to the opium trade,” Vladimir Putin listed the “sins” of the West.
“The Western elites as they were, and remained so – colonialist,” said Vladimir Putin.
“Russia will never accept political nationalism,” the president announced.
Excerpts from Putin’s speech about the West, colonies, semi-colonies and slaves:
our compatriots in Ukraine saw with their own eyes what the West is preparing for the whole world;
The West has been looking for and is looking for a new chance to weaken and disintegrate Russia, they are haunted that there is such a great country;
The West wants to see us as a colony, a crowd of soulless slaves. For them, the direct threat is our philosophy, which is why they encroach on our philosophers;
The West does not need Russia. We need it. Russia will always be Russia.
“Russia will not live ‘by the manipulated rules’ of the West,” Putin said.
According to the President of the Russian Federation, the West removes rents as a hegemon, it is critically important for them that all countries surrender sovereignty in favor of the United States.
“The West is trying to do everything to preserve the neocolonial system, continuing to pursue its predatory policy,” the president said.
“It is in greed, in the intention to maintain its power, that there are reasons for the hybrid war that the West is waging against Russia,” the president said.
“It is critically important for the West that European countries surrender their sovereignty to the United States,” Putin said.
The West decided that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, we would always have to put up with its dictates. It almost happened,” the Russian president said.
The President stressed that Russia will not discuss during the negotiations the choice of the republics of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson region, it was made finally.
“The West is looking for a new chance to hit Russia, to destroy it, to condemn its people to poverty and survival,” Putin said.
Putin told what “our people are fighting for.”
“Our compatriots, brothers and sisters in Ukraine saw with their own eyes what the ruling circles of the so-called West are preparing for all of humanity,” Putin said.
“Kiev should respect the choice of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, only this can be the way to peace,” Putin said.
Putin called on Ukraine for negotiations
Putin called on Ukraine to immediately cease hostilities and return to the negotiating table.
“We call on the Kiev regime to immediately cease fire and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this,” the president stressed.
Putin appealed to Kiev and its “real masters in the West.”
“People living in Lugansk and Donetsk, in Zaporozhye and Kherson, become our citizens. Forever,” Putin said.
“During the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened reprisals, death, intimidated millions of people,” Putin said.
Vladimir Putin spoke about the “collapse of a great country.”
- There is no Soviet Union, the past cannot be returned. And Russia does not need it today. We are not striving for this,” the president said.
Putin turns to history. And he says that people in 1991 remained detached from their homeland, this turned into a national catastrophe.
- The last Soviet leaders destroyed our great country, put the people in front of the fact, not understanding the consequences, the decision in 1991 was not based on the opinion of the people: they were not asked and all ties were broken alive.
The President listed the people who died brave, heroes – defenders of Donbass and asked to honor their memory with a minute of silence.
Putin announced that today an agreement will be signed on the entry of the LPR, dpr, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions into the Russian Federation.
“People have made their choice, an unequivocal choice,” Putin said. “It’s the will of millions of people. And this is their inalienable right, enshrined in the UN Charter.
The President appeared in St. George’s Hall.
Vladimir Putin is traditionally a little late, but the hall is already full, everyone is waiting.
Sergei Shoigu enters the building. In plain clothes, but with a trademark military gait.
Those gathered in the Kremlin were asked to turn off their phones and take their seats.
The president’s address will begin in five minutes.
Meanwhile, the euro fell on the stock exchange below 51 rubles for the first time since October 13, 2014.
The end of the campaign.
Meanwhile, the fifth region reported on the implementation of the plan for partial mobilization. And this is Khakassia. The statement was made by the head of the republic Valentin Konovalov.
Earlier, Adygea, Crimea, Buryatia and the Bryansk region announced the end of the campaign.
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev also arrived at the signing ceremony of agreements on the accession of new territories to the Russian Federation.
Finland has the right to cancel at the border the tourist visas issued by it to Russian citizens if they do not have “prerequisites for entry,” the embassy in Moscow said.
The head of the HRC, Valery Fadeev, called on the governors to urgently provide the mobilized with everything necessary.
- In social networks, there are many messages about the need for those mobilized to buy their own equipment and medicines to the front, about the empty regiments of Voentorg and spending 100 thousand rubles. In the media there are instructions on what things to bring with you to the military recruitment office. Obviously, this situation is abnormal,” Fadeyev said.
Red Wings Airlines has faced cases when the border service does not allow crews to international flights. This was told by the director of the Red Wings branch in Yekaterinburg Kristina Aksenova at a press conference.
- At the moment, this is a constant practice when border services refuse both flight and cabin crews to cross the border, even if there is a flight task. This happened to all other carriers, and Red Wings was no exception. Yes, last weekend we had a case with the non-admission of the flight crew to the international flight. But we have reserve crews, the base in Yekaterinburg is quite large-scale, so this did not lead to a global flight delay and discomfort to passengers, “TASS quoted Aksenova as saying.
Earlier, the Federal Air Transport Agency asked airlines to inform the agency if the FSB refuses crew members to cross the border when performing flights.
Today, the Kremlin will sign treaties on the accession of new territories to Russia, and the president will make an address to the nation, which will be monitored all over the world. We asked political scientists what they expect from the presidential speech.
- The unpredictable part will concern how Russia will live in a new capacity. The annexation of territories within the borders that our army does not yet control will create a completely new legal and political reality in which the country has never lived before. This reality requires appropriate solutions, including emergency ones,” said political scientist Alexei Shaburov.
- The President of Russia is united in three persons: he is the commander-in-chief, the political leader of the state and, most importantly, the main responsible for the preservation of the people. It is necessary to save the people in a broad sense – both the real life of citizens and the prospect for the future. The words that will be said by the president in his first and second roles are quite expected, although every detail will be considered repeatedly. But the last, popular, part of the message is especially important. Millions of Russians need to understand how their families will live in the coming years,” said political scientist Sergei Stankevich.
- Russian police
Russian police were banned from leaving the country. Also, employees who have access to state secrets must hand over passports.
The order on the ban on departure was signed on September 23. Since then, the personnel and leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, including women, have no right to leave Russia.
Even on the country’s recommended vacations for law enforcement officers. In exceptional cases, it will be possible to leave, but only after coordination with the management.
Lukashenko said that peace in Ukraine can be achieved within a few days, if the Europeans sincerely want it. His words are quoted by the BelTA agency.
The first mobilized Russians arrived in the zone of a special military operation, writes TASS with reference to the People’s Militia of the DPR.
- In the zone of the special military operation, on the territory of the DPR, the first servicemen called up for military service on partial mobilization announced in Russia arrived. Now they are undergoing a course of intensive combat training at the training grounds, which takes into account the experience of the battles of recent months, they quote.
The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation made several important statements at today’s briefing. We publish the main ones:
the Kremlin supports the head of Dagestan in his criticism of excesses in partial mobilization;
the entire territory of the DPR within the borders of the Donetsk region of the 2014 model “will have to be liberated”;
in the face of Kiev’s reluctance to negotiate, the Russian Federation focuses on the continuation of a special military operation;
the Kremlin does not want to develop the topic of “nuclear escalation”, calls on everyone to behave responsibly;
the ceremony of acceptance of new subjects in the Russian Federation will be attended by the heads of the DPR and LPR, Kherson region and Zaporozhye;
at the ceremony in the Kremlin, four agreements on the admission of new subjects to the Russian Federation will be signed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed agreements on the entry into the Russian Federation of four new subjects – Donetsk, Lugansk people’s republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
Senator from the Novgorod region Elena Pisareva stressed that the region will continue to provide all necessary assistance to the Vasilyevsky district of Zaporozhye:
“I remember very well when Crimea was part of the Russian Federation, when that treaty was signed. It was a truly historic event, just as it is now. After all, it is terrible to imagine that for eight years people lived under bombing, suffered from violence, lived outside the Russian language. People wanted to come to us, to our great country.
And today we have signed a treaty that is of historic importance. Our Russia has become stronger, more powerful, with larger territories and, most importantly, with people – true patriots of our Motherland.
There’s a lot of work to be done. This is the development of the economy, infrastructure, the conduct of national projects. Of course, I believe it is necessary to highlight the importance of the Russian language as the basis of the foundations.
Of course, education in the new territories of our country should be given great importance, because the future generation, which today goes to the first grades, in 10 years will have its own opinion.
We must do everything we can to prevent our history from being rewritten. So that it would not be the same as in other countries where monuments are destroyed. On the contrary, it is necessary to restore them and talk about modern heroes who today protect the world of our Russia.
I can honestly say that the assistance to Zaporozhye provided by the people of Novgorod is very significant. It is accepted from the bottom of our hearts and comes from the heart. Many thanks to all our Novgorodians who provide this assistance. We will definitely continue to restore the Vasilyevsky district and all together do everything possible so that our friends do not need anything that they need now.”
Serhiy Mitin: “Residents of Donbass, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions will receive security guarantees”
Everyone was waiting for this event. I think in five or six days this story will be formalized by law. But after that, people will receive guarantees of their lives, security, which is very necessary today. Russia will return the lands that historically belonged to it.”
Senator from the Novgorod region Sergey Mitin noted that now the residents of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions will finally begin to feel safe:
“Equally millions of Russians and millions of people living in the territory of Kherson, Zaporozhye regions, two republics were waiting for this day, because really everyone is already tired of endless attempts to force someone to live by their own rules, and these rules are fundamentally different from ours.
This is all the more clear to us Novgorodians, because even in the days of the legendary Rurik, this entire territory was actually controlled by Russian princes and our culture, our religion, our rules, our idea of statehood, of the Russian land were established there.
This went on for centuries and wars took place, revolutions raged, but there were still people of the same nature of life, the same principles that are inherent in the Russian man, and which characteristically distinguish him from other nationalities – the breadth of views and attitude to people.
Please note that Russia is one of the few countries where people of different faiths and nationalities live peacefully, there is no oppression here.
In my youth, working in the shipbuilding industry, I was in Kherson many times, it is a 100 percent Russian city. No one could have imagined that it would be different, would go into a hostile camp, would belong to NATO, for example.