Residents of the Zaporozhye region will write off all debts on loans in Ukrainian banks. The corresponding order on Wednesday, June 15, was signed by the head of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region Yevgeny Balitsky.
“An order has been signed to write off the debt of residents of the region on loans from Ukrainian banks and microfinance organizations,” Balitsky wrote on his Telegram channel.
He clarified that, among other things, the collection of penalties, interest on loans and fines imposed for the use of credit funds of Ukrainian banks since the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Federation is prohibited.
On the same day, Balitsky announced that state-owned enterprises and Ukrainian grain stocks had been nationalized in the region. He noted that “everything that was state, today also belongs to the state, but only Zaporozhye region.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that it was impossible to return the region to Ukrainian rule. He noted that Kyiv has repeatedly spoken about the return of various regions under its control, but these plans have never been implemented.
Prior to that, on May 25, the authorities of the region announced their intention to become part of Russia and create a full-fledged subject in its composition – the Zaporozhye Republic.
In the same month, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian passports for residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions who expressed a desire to become citizens of the Russian Federation.
Both southern regions of Ukraine (Zaporozhye – partially) were taken under the control of the Russian Armed Forces during a special military operation. Civil-military administrations have been formed in the regions, Russian TV channels and radio stations have begun broadcasting, and trade ties with Crimea are being restored.