Putin is following the same steps Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014, which also held a referendum and joined the Russian Federation through an explicit incorporation process.
The Russian Duma or Duma today ratified the annexation treaty signed by the Russian President last Friday. Vladimir Putin.
Above, with the pro-Russian leader of the People’s Republic Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, East and South of Ukraine.
The ratified laws were voted on one by one and received the unanimous support of the legislators. Applause for the result of the vote, done electronically.
“This process is a logical continuation of the unification of Russian lands, which began in 2014 with the return of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who announced the project. MP.
The treaty, which was approved by the Russian Constitutional Court this Sunday, stipulates that the official language in these four regions shall be Russian, although the use of Ukrainian is permitted and the national currency, the ruble.
Both the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions will retain their names as new subjects of the Russian Federation.
Annexation of occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia
Tomorrow, Tuesday, it will be the turn of the Federal Council and the Russian Senate to ratify it, after which the President will promulgate the corresponding federal law.
Duma Legislative Committee Chairman Pavel Krasheninnikov clarified before the vote that the Donetsk and Lugansk republics and the Zaporizhia region will enter the Russian Federation within their respective administrative districts. Mikolaiu next door.
Krasheninkov’s remarks came after Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov declared that he would consult residents of the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions to define the border.
“Now I cannot answer your question. , no doubt, any configuration will depend only on the will of the people living in these regions, like Donetsk.
The annexation will force an amendment to Article 65 of the Magna Carta. This includes 85 federal agencies, now 89.