Kremlin puppets in the occupied parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson regions and Melitopol reported that they had started “referendums” on joining Russia.
Source: Russian propaganda news agency RIA Novosti
Details: The so-called “DPR” reported that “voting” takes place throughout the territory controlled by the occupiers.
In the so-called “LPR” they said that all the “ballots” were delivered to the polling stations, “from 8 in the morning the places for voting outside the premises begin their work.”
In Melitopol, they began to go to the addresses of citizens to collect signatures.
What came before:
On September 19, the Office of the President of Ukraine assured Russia and its accomplices in the occupied territories of Ukraine that pseudo-referendums would not make it possible to legalize the seizure of Ukrainian lands.
The North Atlantic Council issued a statement condemning plans to hold “referendums” in the occupied territories of Ukraine and promising to continue to support Kyiv.
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that Russia had chosen the path of confrontation, declaring partial mobilization, supporting the organization of illegal “referendums” in the occupied territories of Ukraine, and again threatening to use weapons of mass destruction.