Ex-head of Roscosmos Rogozin appointed occupation senator from Zaporizhzhia region
On September 23, the former head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, was appointed the Russian Federation's occupation senator from the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia region
"It is an honor for me to defend the interests of the Zaporizhzhia region and Novorossiya in general," Rogozin wrote.
According to Kommersant's sources in the occupation regional administration, the decree appointing Rogozin as a representative in the Russian Federation Council was signed by the so-called governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, Yevgeny Balitsky. The decree was approved on September 23.
- On December 21, 2022, Dmitry Rogozin and the so-called head of the DPR government Vitaly Khotsenko were injured in Donetsk after a restaurant where they were celebrating the birthday of the former head of Roscosmos was bombed. Rogozin was wounded in the buttocks and head.
- On May 4, former Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, who was apparently at the front, threatened to stop the Ukrainian army's counteroffensive with tactical nuclear weapons. The Russian described how the invading forces were going to use each type of weapon, but suggested that the troops would be unequal and the occupiers would not be able to cope.