Andrey Klishas, the head of the Constitutional Committee of Russia's Federation Council, admitted that new territories could join Russia in the autumn of 2022.
According to the senator, Russian MPs may concentrate on this issue in the upcoming session.
"I fully admit that integration of new territories into the legal space of the Russian Federation will be the most important task of this year's autumn session of the parliament,” Klishas wrote on his Telegram channel.
Earlier, the senator suggested that Ukraine would soon lose its status as a subject of international law. Klishas then emphasized that the territory of Ukraine continued to be "the subject of negotiations."
Prior to this, the Russian senator said that Kyiv's threats to strike the Crimean Bridge once again showed the need for the denazification and demilitarization of the entire territory of Ukraine.
The Russian Armed Forces continue their offensive in the Krasny Lyman direction, an official speaker for the Russian Defence Ministry Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on December 7