Approval from the Duma to the accession of 4 regions annexed from Ukraine to Russia


Russia’s UkraineAfter the “yes” vote in the so-called referendums for the participation of Russia in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions in the Donbass Region, which it occupied after the attacks launched on Turkey, the participation of the said regions to the Russian territory, the participation of the said regions in the Russian parliament, after the Russian President Vladimir Putin. lower wing DumaIt has also been approved. While the decree signed by Putin was submitted to the approval of the deputies in the lower house of the Russian parliament, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the Russian deputies unanimously approved the decree.


According to the decision approved in the Duma, the transition process of the 4 regions annexed from Ukraine to the Russian Federation is expected to be completed by January 1, 2026. At the same time, according to the draft approved by the deputies, all rights of the residents such as work, education, social, health and retirement will be guaranteed by the Russian Federation. It is foreseen that the work on the transfer of properties in the regions to the Russian Federation will be completed on January 1, 2028.

In the decision taken, it was stated that all residents of the region would be given Russian Federation citizenship, and it was stated that “Those who reside in the new territory of Russia and who lived in these territories before and migrated to Russia can become citizens of the Russian Federation on the condition that they take an oath by applying.”


Approval from the Duma to the participation of 4 regions annexed from Ukraine to Russia

In the decision emphasizing that the borders of the regions will also be redrawn, “Regional federal executive bodies will be established in new regions by June 1, 2023. Transitional prosecution units will also be established and the functioning of the Russian Federation judicial system will be ensured. Within six months, municipalities should be established in the regions and the boundaries of municipalities should be determined.” expressions were used.



The decision included the information that the Russian ruble will be circulated instead of the Ukrainian hryvnia in all annexed regions, adding, “The ruble will be the currency of the new organizations. Until December 31, 2022, the circulation of the Ukrainian hryvnia will be allowed for settlements in cash and non-cash forms. Russia the central bankwill be empowered to determine the characteristics of the activities of credit and non-credit financial institutions. The budget legislation will be implemented in the constituent institutions as of January 1, 2023. The Government of Russia will determine the features of budget execution and budget reporting, as well as the draft of the budget of new organizations for 2023 (for the Federal Republics and the planning period 2024 and 2025). The budgets will be approved by December 15, 2022.


In the decision, which stated that the security in the said regions would be provided by the Russian army, it was stated that the control of the nuclear power plant in the Zaporozhye region would be in Russia. In the decision, “The Armed Forces, military formations and special bodies created to date on new issues are recommended to be included in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, other units, military formations. The law includes provisions to ensure the safe use of atomic energy in relation to the Zaporozhye region. Along with the current legislation, Russia The President and the Government of the Federation may determine the decisions in certain areas of atomic energy use.