The authorities of Zaporozhye announced that the permanent military base of Russia will become a guarantor of security It will be possible to talk about specific actions for the deployment of a permanent military contingent after the referendum and the entry of the Zaporozhye region into Russia, the CAA said
The authorities of the Zaporozhye region want Russian military bases to be placed on the territory of the region on a permanent basis. This was stated by a member of the main council of the regional administration (operating on the territory occupied by Russian troops) Vladimir Rogov in a conversation with RIA Novosti.
"Permanent deployment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Zaporozhye region will become a guarantor of the security of the region from attempts of external aggression and terror of Ukrainian nationalists»,— he explained.
According to him, it will be possible to talk about concrete steps to deploy permanent Russian military units after the referendum and the entry of the Zaporozhye region into Russia.
Rogov once again pointed out the desire of the region to become part of Russia and expressed confidence that Moscow would not withdraw its troops from the territory of the Zaporozhye region.
At the same time, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, said that the Ukrainian president had instructed to recapture the south of Ukraine: the plan for this, according to him, is already is being developed, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine intend to assemble “millions of fighting forces” equipped with Western weapons.
At the end of April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that if referendums were held in the territories occupied by Russian forces, Kiev would withdraw from the negotiation process with Moscow. Now negotiations between the parties are suspended. Russia blamed the Ukrainian side for this.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24. The southern and central parts of the Zaporozhye region, including the cities of Berdyansk, Melitopol, Vasylivka and Energodar, are under the control of Russian forces.
Capital of the Zaporozhye region— the city of Zaporozhye— remains under the control of Ukrainian forces.
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