Ukraine: Kherson quisling regime delays “referendum” to formally join Russian regime

Source: Yahoo! News

“Russian-installed officials in Kherson signaled on Monday that they would push back a referendum for the occupied Ukrainian region to join Russia, amid a counter-offensive by Kyiv’s forces. The city of Kherson, strategically located near the Black Sea, is the only Ukrainian regional capital to have been fully captured by Russia in its invasion. Residents there have begun receiving Russian passports as part of Moscow’s push to assimilate Kherson into Russia’s legal, political, and economic sphere. Authorities appointed there by Moscow have for months floated the idea of a sham referendum that would allow the region to officially join Russia alongside the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. However, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Russian-backed administration in Kherson, said on Monday that plans for the referendum would be put on ‘pause’ due to ‘current developments’ with security, the TASS news agency reported.” (09/06/22)