“Support, of course, is not enough” As Meduza found out, a poll on “joining Russia” was conducted in the occupied territories of Ukraine by order of the Kremlin. Moscow will not like his results very much

The Kremlin still hopes that in the fall they will be able to hold referendums on the accession to Russia of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, as well as the territories of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions occupied by Russian troops.

As Meduza wrote earlier , the Presidential Administration (AP) of the Russian Federation hoped that the referenda would take place on September 11, the All-Russian voting day. However, in the pro-Russian administrations of these territories, they spoke more vaguely – indicating that they could take place in the “early autumn”, “the first ten days of September” or in the middle of the month.

According to three Meduza sources close to the Kremlin, 9/11 remains a “tentative date” — but not a final one. The interlocutors explained that by that day, Russian troops and the forces of the self-proclaimed DPR, most likely, would not be able to occupy the entire territory of the Donetsk region (Russia recognizes the DPR precisely within such borders). According to Meduza’s calculations, pro-Russian forces now control 59.7% of the region.

At the same time, the Kremlin has no doubt that sooner or later it will be possible to take the remaining 40% of the territory. As the main (and realistic option), the Presidential Administration is now considering holding all referendums only after this. As one of Meduza’s interlocutors explained, there should be “general unity and celebration” (Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov did not answer Meduza’s questions).

However, another source said Russian troops could soon lose control of Kherson. The Ukrainian authorities intend to recapture the Kherson region and have already struck at the Antonovsky bridge along the Dnieper, which was used to supply the Russian army.

Meduza’s interlocutors close to the Kremlin stressed that if the counteroffensive intensifies, it may be necessary to hold referendums before September 11, regardless of the situation in the Donetsk region, and only part of the DPR will be annexed to Russia.

“Kherson region was more or less quickly occupied [at the beginning of March], and occupied with light blood. After the referenda, it will be the territory of Russia and it will be defended as the territory of Russia,” the source explained.

(C)MEDUZA 2022

3 comments

  1. “Kherson region was more or less quickly occupied [at the beginning of March], and occupied with light blood. After the referenda, it will be the territory of Russia and it will be defended as the territory of Russia,”

    They can hold 10 referendums or even 100. None will be legal. And, mafia land will be no better off, militarily, as they are now. A fake referendum changes absolutely nothing except in their small insect brains.

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