Russia's Central Election Commission, which took action following the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, on "holding elections in the new regions", held talks with the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) for election security.
Ella Pamfilova, Chairperson of the Russian Central Election Commission, said that after these meetings, they came to the conclusion that elections could be held in the region and said, "On June 14, we held consultations with the Russian Ministry of Defense and the FSB. We received opinions from these institutions that elections can be held in 4 new regions. The Russian Ministry of Defense sent us a letter of advice on the conditions of the elections and what needs to be done."
Ella Pamfilova, the head of Russia's Central Election Commission, added that according to these results, elections will be held on September 10 in 4 regions annexed from Ukraine. Following this decision, elections will be held for the first time in 4 new regions annexed from Ukraine.
According to the Russian Central Election Commission, regional governors will be elected in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. In addition, people will go to the polls to elect a total of 20 deputies in the 4 regions Ihlas News reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree last September to annex the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia Regions, most of which came under Russian control after the Russian army attacks, to Russian territory.
Source: Ihlas News Agency