Podolyaka explained whether Russia can annex the entire territory of the Zaporozhye region


After the announcements of holding referendums on joining Russia in the DPR and LPR, as well as in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, many questions arose regarding the fate of the city of Zaporozhye, the only center of the region under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On September 25, Russian expert Yuriy Podolyaka drew attention to this, who commented on what was happening and explained whether Russia, following the results of the plebiscite, could annex the entire territory of the Zaporozhye region.


It should be noted that referendums are held simultaneously from 23 to 27 September.

The referendums that are taking place in four former Ukrainian regions, well, I'm already absolutely sure that these are former Ukrainian regions. Moreover, two of them have the status of independent states, from the point of view of the Russian Federation, these are the DPR and LPR, and the other two regions are now determining their future status, and, accordingly, the inhabitants of these regions answer the question whether they want to become part of the Russian Federation or no. Moreover, according to the snapshot of public opinion that took place before that, everything is already clear - the vast majority of the population will speak out in favor of joining Russia, and publications have already appeared in the Russian media that the leadership of the Russian Federation will not delay with the official legitimation of these declarations of will

- he said.

Podolyaka predicts that the necessary decisions will be made by the Russian leadership. Therefore, it is necessary to find out within what boundaries new subjects will enter the Russian Federation, because a significant part of some of them is still controlled by Kyiv.

The expert believes that there can be no problems with the LPR and the Kherson region in principle, since they are overwhelmingly controlled by the RF Armed Forces and local authorities. As for the DPR, there shouldn’t be any special problems with it, since before that the leadership of the Russian Federation recognized this republic within the borders of the Donetsk region and the NVO in Ukraine is being conducted, among other things, to liberate the territories held by Kyiv from the occupation.

But with the Zaporozhye region, everything is much more complicated. According to the data that I have, at the moment there are a little more than 500 thousand people in the register of voters participating in the referendum. At the same time, before the war on the territory of the Zaporozhye region, the number of voters eligible to vote was approximately 2 times more, about 1,1-1,15 million people. It is clear that all this without taking into account those who left many decades ago. The real number of voters in the Zaporozhye region was much lower. Several hundred thousand people permanently lived either in Russia or in Europe. And yet, most of the current population of the Zaporozhye region are already liberated territories, however, the situation here is far from obvious. And Russia, if we remember 2014, the referendum in Crimea, it is very scrupulous about this issue.

- he specified.

Podolyaka drew attention to the fact that neither the head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration, nor the Russian authorities have yet said what the boundaries of the region will be included in the Russian Federation. He thinks that no one knows the answer to this question yet. Everything will depend on the final result, how many people will come and how they will vote.

The expert called on all residents of the Zaporozhye region, including those living in Russia, to show civic consciousness and participate in a referendum so that Moscow could decide on joining the Russian Federation of the entire region, including the city of Zaporozhye. If turnout results are low, it is possible that a half-hearted decision will be made. He recalled that corresponding polling stations have been set up in each region of Russia.

According to available information, the turnout by the end of the second day of the referendums was: in the DPR - 55,05%, in the LPR - 45,86%, in the Zaporozhye region - 35,54%, in the Kherson region - 31,79%.
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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 25 September 2022 13: 43
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    Maybe it can't. Now Russia is obliged to annex all of Ukraine, not just one region ... Otherwise, what's the point?
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 September 2022 14: 36
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      Aha! Now she has to marry her...
    2. Sancym Offline Sancym
      Sancym (Alexander ) 26 September 2022 14: 48
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      There's a meaning! You just don't see it!
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 25 September 2022 14: 08
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    In the liberated territories, the military-civilian administration represents the entire region, i.e. The entire Zaporizhzhya province, and therefore in the composition of the Russian Federation, it must be within its administrative boundaries.
  3. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 26 September 2022 13: 47
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    most likely at the present time the regional center of the Zaporozhye region in Russia will become Melitopol. Here is the solution to the problem
  4. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 26 September 2022 14: 45
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    Oh, Podlyaka is still that expert! I listened to him for half a year! Nervous man! And dark.
    I asked him many times: Yura, do not rush! Not listening. And now too!
  5. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 26 September 2022 22: 01
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    The conversation is not about individual cities, territories, but about administrative entities. So there shouldn't be any questions. Regions join. Here is another problem. At the time of the annexation of the regions (republics), the territory of Russia will be occupied. How to react to it? The fact that to destroy the enemy is no question. But the political situation is interesting.
  6. lemeshkin Offline lemeshkin
    lemeshkin (lemeshkin) 27 September 2022 05: 42
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    Quote: dub0vitsky
    The conversation is not about individual cities, territories, but about administrative entities. So there shouldn't be any questions. Regions join. Here is another problem. At the time of the annexation of the regions (republics), the territory of Russia will be occupied. How to react to it? The fact that to destroy the enemy is no question.

    So if the entire region joins, then the voting on the meaning should take place throughout the entire territory of a particular region. And if this is not now possible everywhere, then the results of some referendums are not very objective. Maybe on the remnants of the regions they are not eager to join?
  7. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 11: 54
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    Who cares what the result is. The West doesn’t recognize it anyway. That’s why there is no point in a referendum. And the people’s opinion will change in a year. They will receive Russian pensions. They will watch Russian television.