Now in the Kherson region and in the south of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, the process of broadcasting Russian television and radio broadcasting has been launched, and residents are increasingly using rubles, said the permanent representative of the Crimea under the President of Russia. – civil administrations. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of the Crimea under the President of Russia, Deputy Prime Minister of the region Georgy Muradov, RIA Novosti reports.
“The process of broadcasting Russian television and radio broadcasting has been launched, people are increasingly using Russian rubles in their calculations,” — told the official to the agency.
Muradov recalled that these regions have always formed a single economic complex with Crimea. “The south-east of Ukraine has always been an important part of Russian civilization, it was the Tauride province,” — he added.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea, it is necessary to consolidate the forces of civil society in the south of Ukraine, and the experience of Crimeans can be useful in this matter.
Formerly, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative President of Russia in the Southern Federal District (SFD) Kirill Stepanov said that road and rail transit from Crimea towards Odessa could be restored in the near future.
“I am sure that in the near future transit will also be restored through the Kherson region towards Odessa,” — emphasized the deputy plenipotentiary representative in the Southern Federal District.
The Kherson region is located between the Crimea and the Odessa region of Ukraine. In early March, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had taken control of the city of Kherson, the largest sea and river port on the Dnieper.
On March 15, the Russian armed forces took full control of the entire territory of the Kherson region. According to the reports of the Ministry of Defense, part of the Zaporozhye region is also under the control of the Russian military, including the city of Energodar (where the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is located), the second largest city in the region, Melitopol, the small town of Vasilievka (through which the Prydniprovska railway passes), and other settlements.
On February 24, the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, announced the end of the water blockade of the peninsula. Two days later, the Russian military blew up a dam on the North Crimean Canal, blocking the flow of water from the Dnieper to Crimea.
Chairman of the State Committee for Water Resources of Crimea Igor Vail announced on March 3 that water from the Dnieper began to flow into the North Crimean Canal, but in order for it to work, it is necessary to restore the infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine and clear the channel.
The water flowed to the peninsula through this canal until 2014. After Crimea became part of Russia, the authorities of the Kherson region of Ukraine in 2017 blocked the channel with a dam, which completely blocked the water supply.