MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin may sign into law today documents on the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions to the territory of the Russian Federation, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
"There is a chance, they [the documents] are about to be delivered at any moment and it is highly likely that they will be signed today," Peskov said.
The presidential spokesman added that this time there are no public addresses or ceremonies planned with the participation of President Putin.
"No, the president delivered his statement earlier and we all watched and listened to it, it was an extremely significant and landmark statement. We are not planning such statements today," Peskov noted.
Earlier in the day, Russia’s Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) unanimously approved laws on the ratification of four international agreements on accepting the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, into Russia.
The documents were signed in Moscow on September 30.
The international agreements include the establishment of borders of the new constituent entities, saying that the borders of the republics and regions will be the same as those that "existed on the day of their creation and accession into Russia." International accords specify that their borders with other countries will be regarded as Russia’s state borders.
The accords also state that two republics and two regions, which will retain their current names, will be established from the date of their admission into Russia. Their heads will be granted gubernatorial status. The Russian president will appoint acting heads of the new constituent entities within ten days from the day of their acceptance into Russia.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted draft federal constitutional laws and international agreements on accepting new entities into Russia to the State Duma. The Russian Constitutional Court approved the documents on the same day. Putin and the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, signed treaties on their accession to Russia at a Kremlin ceremony on September 30. The majority of their residents earlier voted to join Russia in referendums.