Zaporozhye region after its complete liberation from Ukrainian nationalists will take a course towards becoming part of Russia, said on May 25 a representative of the regional administration Vladimir Rogov.
“There can be only one future for the Zaporozhye region – it should be part of Russia, should become a full-fledged subject of the Russian Federation. We want to be part of Russia, as we have always been for hundreds of years, ”RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.
He stressed that he plans to create a full-fledged entity within Russia – the Zaporozhye Republic.
Rogov noted that the population of the Zaporozhye region is “absolutely Russian in mentality, so it will take a few months to fully adapt.”
He added that to date, two-thirds of the region has been liberated from Ukrainian nationalists. At the same time, the regional center – the city of Zaporozhye – continues to be under the control of the Kyiv regime, which causes concern. However, the authorities of the region are confident that the city will be liberated.
The Zaporozhye region can take a worthy place in the Southern Federal District, the official expressed his opinion.
Earlier, Vladimir Rogov said that a dual-currency zone was introduced in the liberated part of the Zaporozhye region, now, according to him, it is possible to pay in hryvnias and rubles there. He stressed that software has now been set up, which made it possible to open settlement accounts of state enterprises and legal entities.
On May 24, it became known that in the city of Melitopol, liberated from Ukrainian nationalists in mid-March, located in the south of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, the flag of the Russian Federation was raised.
On May 18, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin announced that it was planned to launch the maximum turnover of the ruble in all the liberated territories of Ukraine. At the same time, he said that the residents of the Zaporozhye region will be paid pensions and salaries in rubles this month. He added that the Zaporozhye region will be supported in the development of agricultural production, industry, the region will not remain “in the shadows.”
On the same day, Izvestia TV correspondent Mary Badunts reported that the first branch of a Russian bank began operating in Melitipol, where entrepreneurs and organizations will now be able to open accounts in rubles.