the president of Russia, Vladimir Putinwill sign tomorrow, Friday, the treaties for the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Jershon and Zaporiyia, the Kremlin announced.
“The signing ceremony of the agreements for the entry of the new territories into Russia will take place tomorrow“, said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, at his daily press conference.
Peskov added that the event will take place in the St. George hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace at 3:00 p.m. (12:00 GMT) and will include an important speech by Putin.
The leaders of those regions arrived last night on a common flight to the Russian capital.
On the eve, the chiefs of Jershon, Volodymyr Saldo; of Zaporiyia, Yevgeny Balitsky; of Donetsk, Dennis Pushilin; and of Lugansk, Leonid Pásechnik, formally requested Putin the incorporation of their territories into Russia.
According to results released today by the pro-Russian authorities with one hundred percent of the ballots counted, between 87.05 and 99.23% of the voters in the territories partially controlled by the Russian forces in the east and south of Ukraine supported annexation Russia.
Both houses of the Russian parliament are expected to formally endorse the annexation agreements early next week.
The Russian Senate plans to debate that issue on October 4. Before, the incorporation has to receive the approval of the Russian Duma or Lower House, which meets for an extraordinary session a day before.
At the same time, tomorrow afternoon in Red Square there will be an act in support of the incorporation of new territories into Russia.
The Kremlin indicated that it would report later on the possible assistance of Vladimir Putin to this act.