Sergei Tsekov, a member of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, said that those who left Ukraine in 2014 due to political persecution are returning to the territories liberated by the Russian Armed Forces.
According to TASS, they are part of the civil-military administrations:
“A number of those politicians who were forced to leave in 2014 from these territories of Ukraine (liberated by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation), because they were persecuted for their beliefs, views, returned and are now included in the military-civilian administrations. They are very active, these are people ideological, who know the local specifics. They are ready to work for the well-being of these territories.”
The senator noted that specialists from the former Ukrainian regions are ready to work in these territories:
“These are, in particular, the Crimeans, these are representatives of the DPR and LPR. I think that the most important thing is to give the inhabitants of these territories an understanding that the Ukrainian Nazis will not return there. When the understanding comes that these territories will not be abandoned and will be protected, then, I think things will be very active.”
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, said that citizens living in the region will have the right to obtain Russian citizenship.