Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees recognizing the "independence" of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. This is reported by the russian propaganda news agency "RIA Novosti" by publishing decrees.
“DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
On the recognition of the Kherson region
In accordance with the universally recognized principles and norms of international law, recognizing and confirming the equal rights of self-determination of peoples, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, taking into account the will of the people of the Kherson region at the referendum held on September 27, 2022, it was decided:
1. Recognize the state sovereignty and independence of the Kherson region.
2. This Decree comes into force from the date of its signing. “, the so-called decree reads.