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Russia’s referendum weapon

How the Kremlin plans to subsume the captured regions


Preparations for a ‘referendum’ have begun in Kherson Oblast, the Russian-occupied region north of Crimea, according to Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Kherson regional administration and one of Moscow’s puppet governors. ‘Kherson Oblast will never return to an environment of Nazism, debauchery, and cynicism,’ he said. A date for the referendum has not yet been announced, but Stremousov previously mentioned that it could take place in the autumn.

The residents of Kherson are currently forced to have Russian passports or their salaries and pensions will be cut off

Russian troops went into the region at the beginning of March.

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