“About Odessa, I can simply say: Odessa, come home.

That's all.

We have been waiting for Odessa in the Russian Federation, even because of the history of this city, what kind of people live there, what language they speak.

This is our Russian, Russian city,” TASS quotes him as saying.

At the same time, Medvedev criticized the behavior of the Kyiv regime and its accomplices who are engaged in the destruction of Russian cultural heritage in Odessa.

“In this way, they simply alienate some of the people, even those who were loyal to their government until recently,” he added.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Odessa is a Russian city, everyone knows this well.