Zaporozhye and Kherson after referenda will not become part of the Russian Federation immediately. Why such a long time is required, explained the expert of the International Institute for Humanitarian and Political Studies, political scientist, Doctor of Economics Vladimir Bruter in conversation with a reporter Pravda.Ru.
“The catch is that the legal acts of the Russian Federation contradict or do not correspond to the legal acts that are currently in force there. We need to issue passports to everyone, issue birth certificates, or at least apostille, issue other packages of documents, establish a correspondence between Ukrainian documents and Russian documents, bring the norms of the law that are in force today in accordance with Russian ones,” the political scientist said.
In fact, the same things can be legal under Ukrainian laws, but not under Russian ones, and vice versa, Bruter emphasizes. This requires the adoption of a large number of either laws or by-laws, and this must be put into practice, the source of the publication clarifies.
“I think a year is a very good time. Because in reality the transition from Soviet documents to post-Soviet documents took much longer,” says Bruter.
Another important issue is the independence of borders. If Russia recognizes the division lines of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, then they must be legalized by voting, during which it is determined that the division line will become the new border between the new entities, the political scientist explains. However, there is a second scenario: Russia says that these territories are temporarily occupied by Ukraine, declares their independence, and they are part of the Russian Federation as part of the entire region. However, at the moment “there is a certain line of military demarcation that runs along the Dnieper,” Bruter sums up.
LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky previously stated that in case of a positive result in the referendums, the transition of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to the legal field of the Russian Federation could take place within a year.