While Russia’s military intervention against Ukraine, which started on February 24, continues, new news continues to come from the region. After Putin’s announcement of partial military mobilization, the planned referendums to join Russia in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, controlled by pro-Russian separatists, began this morning.
Putin: WE WILL SUPPORT THE RESULTS
Referendums, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that they will support the results, will continue until 27 September.
“WON’T CHANGE ANYTHING”
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba, reacting to the referendum decisions, “Fake referendums will not change anything.” had used the phrase.
“We are concerned about attempts to hold unilateral referendums in some parts of Ukraine under Russian control,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. had made a statement.
US President Joe Biden called the referendums a “serious violation” of the United Nations Charter.
NUCLEAR WEAPON THREAT
While Russia is expected to annex the said regions as a result of the referendum, Russian officials warn that they can also use strategic nuclear weapons to defend the regions that will be considered Russian territory after the referendum.