Mr. Medvedev: Russia can annex more territory
Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia will win in Ukraine and that its territory will continue to expand with the campaign here.
“The special military operation will continue until the Kiev government is completely defeated and the territories of the capital of Russia are liberated from the enemy. We will win. And Russia will have more regions new territory,” the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council wrote on Telegram , Dmitry Medvedev. September 30th.
The statement was made by Mr. Medvedev, who was president of Russia during the period 2008-2012, on the occasion of the first year in which Russia held a referendum to annex the four regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson to its territory.
He said that the inhabitants of these areas decided to “return to their homeland” in the referendum. Medvedev commented that this milestone demonstrates “the solidarity, will and determination of the Russian people.”
The Kremlin has not commented on the former Russian president’s statements.
President Vladimir Putin presided over the ceremony on September 30, 2022. merger signature 4 new territories entered Russia from 4 provinces of Ukraine. These provinces have a total area of 90,000 square kilometers, representing 15% of Ukraine’s area and an estimated population of about 4 million people, but Russia does not fully control any of them.
In his message commemorating the first anniversary of the merger of four regions into the federal territory, Putin stated that this was the “brave and fair” decision of millions of local Ukrainians.
Ukraine and the West consider this move by Russia meaningless and illegal. kyiv also rejected Russia’s accusations that it had committed “genocide” in Donbass.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister described the Russian referendum held in four provinces as “a farce” and without legal value. Ukraine’s security agency said it had compiled a list of “collaborators” who helped organize the election and vowed to punish them.
In February, the Kremlin reaffirmed Russia’s willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in Russia Ukraine, but he will not give up these 4 provinces. Meanwhile, kyiv stressed that it will not accept any peace agreement without the provision for Russia to withdraw its troops from the areas under its control.
Residents of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk held elections to elect governors, local leaders and regional parliaments in late August and early September.
The Central Election Commission of Russia announced on September 10 election results shows that Mr. Putin’s United Russia party received more than 70% of the votes in all four provinces. All provincial gubernatorial candidates of this party in the four regions were elected. These are the people who were appointed by Moscow as acting governors of the province.
Name (According to TASS, AFP)