Over 97% of voters Referendum in the territory of Ukraine According to preliminary results by pro-Russian authorities, the east and south, which are controlled by Russian troops, support the annexation of Russia.
16% and 14% of the votes counted in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, respectively, 98.05% and 97.79% of votersrespectively, In favor of the annexation of these territories to Russiareports Interfax.
In the Kherson region, 12% of the participants approved to join the Russian Federation, 97.47% of the participants approved to join the Russian Federation, while in the neighboring Zaporozhye region, 98% of the participants approved of 20% enter russia Eph.
Moscow has said it is ready to add the territories to the country.
“Our lawmakers, our executive authority and our legal department are now ready,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Official agencies cite Russian parliamentary sources TASS note that “Most likely already on September 30 Formally incorporate these territories into (Russia)”.
Ukraine and almost the entire international community deny any legitimacy to the consultations held on territory controlled by Russian forces.
The Russian army did not hesitate to call the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk, Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson to vote in the most coercive way possible.These days, its formula has been House-to-house forced referendum.
The measure was originally meant to convince those who had no intention of participating. The problem is that the soldiers didn’t accept “no” as the answer. All are to allow more people to participate in illegal consultations without being recognized by the international community.
The United Nations, the European Union, the United States and many other countries have voiced their opposition to the referendum these days and announced that they will not recognize the result.
government Kyiv made it clear that it would not accept their results and would not change its strategy on the battlefield.Russia has been hit hard by its seven-month military intervention in northern and northeastern Ukraine.
“Regardless of what Russia says, Ukraine has every right to liberate its territory and will continue to do so,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba said.
Although the referendum is scheduled for November 4 next year, which coincides with the Russian National Day, the withdrawal of Russian troops from the northeastern region of Kharkiv, Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south and army advance from Kyiv to Luhansk makes pro-Russian leaders nervouswho decides to consult in advance.
Russia also annexed the autonomous republic of Crimea, then part of Ukraine, in an illegal referendum in 2014, the result of which was never recognized by the international community.
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