On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited the Kherson region in southern Ukraine.
Khusnullin said during his visit that Kherson would take a worthy place in the “Russian Family”, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.
On May 1, Moscow introduced the Russian Ruble as the official currency in the region.
A few days ago, the Russian-installed local government in the region said it plans to appeal to Moscow for the right to become part of the Russian Federation.
Earlier this month, Kirill Strimosov, the deputy head of the administration of the pro-Russian region said that there would be no referendum or movement to establish the region as a republic.
He justified not holding a referendum by the fact that a similar referendum in the Crimea annexed by Russia in 2014, has not been recognized internationally.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian government is convinced that the Russianization of he the Kherson region will fail.