The Federation Council may consider laws on the annexation of new territories of Russia on October 4

Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matvienko said that at a scheduled meeting on October 4, they could consider laws on the annexation of new territories of Russia after referendums in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. According to her, the Federation Council will support the residents of these territories if they vote for joining Russia.

“I believe that tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, in the coming days, the results of the referendums will be summed up. We are ready until I see the need for unscheduled meetings. The scheduled meeting is October 4th. I believe that on the 4th, if everything is confirmed, it goes well, we are ready to consider, ”said Valentina Matvienko during a trip to Taganrog (quote from “Interfax”).

According to Ms. Matviyenko, there is no need to hold an unscheduled meeting of the Federation Council. This was also announced today, September 27, by Andrey Klishas, ​​Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation.

In 2014, after a referendum in Crimea on the annexation of the peninsula to Russia, the Federation Council approved two laws on the admission of the Crimean Republic to the Russian Federation.

Referendums in the territories of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions were held from 23 to 27 September. According to the first published data, the majority of citizens voted for joining Russia. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated that after the referendums, measures to ensure the security and status of the annexed territories will change from the point of view of international law. Western countries, Serbia, Kazakhstan and Turkey have already stated that they do not recognize the results of the referendum.

For more information about referendums, see Kommersant’s material, “It’s okay with the turnout.”

Lusine Balasyan


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