Russia claims victory in Moscow-controlled Ukraine referendums, paving the way for annexation

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Russia claims victory in moscow-controlled ukraine referendums, paving the way for annexation

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Russia claims victory in Moscow-controlled Ukraine referendums, paving the way for annexation” – below is their description.

Russia says it will annex areas of Ukraine under its control and escalate the war after Moscow claimed victories in referendums it organised in four occupied regions. The vote results announced on September 27, 2022, appear to pave the way for a Crimea-style annexation of the Ukrainian territory. The US and its Western allies have dismissed the referendum votes in Luhansk, Kherson and part of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia as illegitimate.

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