Almost simultaneously, two republics, the DPR and the LPR, and two regions, Kherson and Zaporozhye, announced referendums on joining Russia. This is both a test and a turning point. And most importantly, the answer to the question: how serious everything is, how seriously Russia is changing.
Here is a primitive and flawed analogy. A guy and a girl meet, swear in love to each other, even live together, over the years they have acquired some property. And then she says, “Get married.” It seems to be a formality, but on the other hand: after all, this is a union before God and people, in health and in illness, in sorrow and in joy, a single whole, until death separates …
A united whole is very important for those who are fighting now. For their understanding, for the internal state. Because when there are no borders of republics and regions, but there is a border of Russia, to the question “what are we fighting for?” there remains only one answer, understandable to any Russian at the level of his essence: for the Motherland.
From a purely military point of view, from the point of view of the use of forces and means, a lot is also changing. Nevertheless, there is a significant difference between the shelling of Russian territories and villages and enemy tanks on their own land.
With the adoption of the Donbass (DPR and LPR) into Russia, there will be no problems. And not because he “deserved” – in his informal anthem there are bitter and very precise words, about eight years of timelessness: “In the bloody field, Donbass stands alone and holds the sky.” But because among those goals of the NWO that were named aloud, there is the liberation of the republics. And also because the DPR and LPR are republics recognized by Russia. International law is not violated in any way here, Putin recently explained the whole chain, look if you want. And Crimea, by the way, also went through all the procedures sequentially.
That is why the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions find themselves in a difficult situation. Of course, Viacheslav Volodin has already stated that the State Duma will support the residents of Donbass and the liberated territories of Ukraine (!) if they decide to become part of Russia. And even already there are proposals that, for example, the Zaporozhye region should be called the Zaporozhye region. And the dates of the referenda – from 23 to 27 September – have been announced.
But. Formally Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are regions of Ukraine. Autonomy was not declared. Russia did not recognize them as a separate entity. However, a solution has been found. The head of the Zaporozhye VGA, Yevgeny Balitsky, said that questions about secession from Ukraine, the creation of a state and its entry into the Russian Federation would be immediately submitted to a referendum in the region. Just like it was done in 2014 in the Crimea.
If the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions are accepted into Russia as they are, then Russia has changed beyond recognition. This is both the establishment of the country as an empire, which has the right to establish its own rules (until now only the United States has done this), and an all-in game. Hit or miss.
If blurring, sweeping under the rug, dragging out, searching for compromises, “gestures of good will” and other peaceful initiatives begin… It means that people here and in the liberated territories will once again feel the sour smell of betrayal. So… No, I don’t even want to think about it.