kyiv should pay for nuclear power: Russian MP says Zaporizhia

kyiv should pay for nuclear power
Russian MP claims Zaporizhia

The city of Zaporizhia is still under Ukrainian control, but the Russian Deputy Prime Minister has already planned to Russify the region. The nuclear power plant there will continue to supply electricity to Ukraine, but kyiv will have to pay for it in the future, Chusnullin explained during the on-site visit.

In the future, Russia wants to firmly bind the partially conquered region of Zaporizhia in the south-east of Ukraine to itself. “I think the region’s perspective lies in working within our harmonious Russian family,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Chusnullin said, according to the RBK news agency, during a visit to the small town. of Melitopol, occupied by the Russian army. . The regional capital of Zaporizhia itself is still controlled by Ukrainian troops.

Chusnullin said he came to provide “maximum help” in integrating the area. The region can help supply Russia with building materials, which the country lacks, the government official said. At the same time, he said that the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant – the most powerful in all of Europe – which was captured by Russian troops in early March – should in future not supply electricity to Ukraine only if she pays for it.

kyiv: Russification of Kherson will fail

Chuznullin had already claimed this region during a visit to the Kherson region west of Zaporizhia on Tuesday. Cherson will take a “place worthy of our Russian family”, Chusnullin during a visit to the port city. Russian news agency Ria Novosti quoted him as saying they would live and work together in the future. On May 1, Russia introduced the Russian ruble as the official currency in the region. A few days ago, the deputy head of the pro-Russian administration in Cherson, Kirill Stremoussov, formally asked Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin to join the conversation. The Ukrainian government was convinced that a Russification of the Cherson region would fail.

So far, the Kremlin has only officially announced the “liberation” of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as a war target. A few weeks ago, however, a Russian commander revealed plans by Moscow’s army to incorporate all of southern Ukraine – which would give Russia a land connection to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. , which was annexed in 2014.

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