The President of Ukraine visited the Zaporozhye region for the first time since the beginning of the Russian military operation. According to the deputy head of the presidential office, he talked with the residents of Mariupol “Zelensky visited Zaporozhye region” />
Andriy Yermak (left) and Volodymyr Zelensky (third from left)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Zaporozhye region for the first time since the beginning of the Russian military operation. This was announced by Deputy Head of the President's Office Kirill Tymoshenko, UNIAN reports.
“Zaporozhye. We communicate with the people of Mariupol»,— he wrote. The city, located in the Donetsk region, is under the control of the Russian military.
According to the agency, the head of the presidential office, Andriy Yermak, visited the Zaporozhye region together with Zelensky.
This is the second public working visit of the Ukrainian president outside Kyiv region. On May 29, he visited the Kharkiv region, where he inspected the advanced positions of military personnel. Zelensky talked to the military, presented them with state awards and gifts.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine to demilitarize and denazify the country. The Russian Defense Ministry assured that it strikes only at military facilities, and nothing threatens civilian infrastructure and civilians. Kyiv imposed martial law, declared mobilization and severed diplomatic relations with Moscow.
Most of the Zaporozhye region is controlled by the Russian side. Now there is a military commandant's office in local cities. The Russian ruble was put into circulation in the region, and Russian TV channels began broadcasting in some cities, including Melitopol.
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Pro-Russian The authorities of Zaporozhye were in favor of joining the Zaporozhye region to Russia after the referendum. Thus, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the region, said that the only way for the development of the Zaporozhye region involves joining Russia as a full-fledged region without the formation of the Zaporozhye People's Republic or any kind of gray zone.
Zelensky warned that Kyiv will withdraw from the negotiation process with Moscow when holding referendums in the regions of the country occupied by Russian troops.
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