MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The Kherson Region will become part of Russia as a separate entity, keeping its name, according to a decree on recognition of the treaty as corresponding to the Russian Constitution published on the website of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on Sunday.
"According to Article 2 of the Treaty in question a new entity is formed in the Russian Federation, the Kherson Region, from the day of accession of the Kherson Region to the Russian Federation," according to the document.
From September 23 to September 27, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) as well as the Kherson Region and the Zaporozhye Region held a referendum where the majority of voters opted to join Russia. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR and the LPR, the Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions signed treaties on their accession to Russia.