Leaders of Zaporozhye, Kherson, Donetsk and Lugansk arrive in Moscow
The legal process of the regions joining Russia is underway.
The leaders of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions as well as the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) have arrived in Moscow "to make a historic decision," announced Kirill Stremousov, the deputy head of the Kherson administration.
"A historic plane with the leaders of the liberated territories landed in Moscow. This, of course, is already history, but with a happy end. The Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, the Donetsk and Lugansk People' Republics have gathered in Moscow to make a historic decision. Very soon we will become new constituent members of the Russian Federation," Stremousov wrote.
After receiving the regions' requests to join the Russian Federation, the Russian President must inform the parliament and the government, which will carry out a legal procession.
On Tuesday, the results of the referenda on the accession of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions to the country, were released by Moscow.
The head of the regional electoral committee Galina Katyushchenko, declared that 93.11% of voters supported reunification with Russia, as 100% of ballots have been counted in the Zaporozhye Region.
Lugansk People's Republic
In the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), 98.42% of voters backed accession to Russia, as per the head of the regional electoral committee, Elena Kravchenko.
"With 100% of the protocols of precinct commissions processed, 98.42% voted for the republic's entry into the Russian Federation," Kravchenko said.
In the Kherson region, 87.05% of voters supported reunification with Russia, according to the head of the regional election commission, Marina Zakharova.
"A total of 497,051 (87.05%) participants in the referendum answered 'Yes' to the question put forward at the referendum 'Are for the withdrawal of the Kherson region from Ukraine, the formation of an independent state by the Kherson region and its entry into the Russian Federation as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation?'" she said.
Donetsk People's Republic
With all referenda counted, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) reported 99.23% of voters in favor of becoming part of Russia.
There were 2,133,326 voters who voted, accounting for 97.51% of the total number of voters, as per the DPR central election commission.