The public, in turn, shrugs their shoulders and actively googles information – who are these people and why did they appear in Donetsk? However, the “why” is clear: after the recognition of the self-proclaimed republics by Russia, it simply had to take a closer look at the regions it patronized/occupied. And, of course, one cannot do without their “watchers”, who in Donetsk stubbornly continue to be called curators.
Simply put, Russia is tightly entering the occupied region, increasing its influence and, of course, collecting all cash flows (domestic and foreign trade, humanitarian aid, etc.) into its own hands. Before the Russian Varangians, these were the hands of the “head of the DPR” Pushilin, through whom all financial streams passed without exception.
In Donetsk, of course, there is a slight murmur of officials, they say, in vain, or what, they fought for independence for eight years? Yes, and the new formation should be headed by local sovereign people, with knowledge of the specifics of the region. It was with these words that the stray “Prime Minister of the DPR” from Moscow, Alexander Borodai, in the summer of 2014 handed over the reins of power to a resident of Donetsk, Alexander Zakharchenko, who was blown up in the Separ cafe in 2018. Pushilin, who took his place, was also considered conditionally from Donetsk, he comes from Makeevka. And here is a tourist from the Yamal Peninsula…
However, what the “chairman of the DPR government” does in general is not known for certain, and the residents remaining in Donetsk are not even in a hurry to discuss the new “prime minister”, since everything rests on the eternal Donbass “So what?”.
Of course, new faces, no matter what their passport and position, will not stop the shelling, will not remove the shameful filtration camps, will not lift the curfew, will not reduce the crazy prices for food and will not force the money changers to give the normal exchange rate of the ruble and hryvnia without robbing unfortunate pensioners with their Ukrainian pensions turned into pennies. They will not return home mobilized students and disabled people thrown into the thick of the war. They will not take care of the return of the refugees, who have left for “two weeks for evacuation” for the fourth month already…
– I think they will prepare referendums on joining ORDLO to Russia. But how can this be done if a huge part of the inhabitants are now mobilized and are on the front line with Mosin rifles, while others are in indefinite evacuation? However, this will not prevent holding a referendum and declaring 100% support by the population for joining the Russian Federation. So the farce continues, – sadly states a resident of Donetsk, pensioner Igor Veselovsky (not his real name).
According to rumors, referendums can be scheduled for the summer, during the holiday season, where people want to go even under shelling. But this will not confuse either the old or the new officials of the “DPR” – they are excellent at organizing a circus tent with elections.
The right hand of the “premier” was appointed “honorary railway worker of the Russian Federation” Yevgeny Solntsev. Photo: cchgeu.ru