Russia holds annexation votes; Ukraine says residents coerced

9/24/2022 10:25:00 PM

The referendums are aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations which dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognize the results.

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Russia launched referendums aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations, which dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognize the results

The referendums are aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations which dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognize the results.

Kyiv says residents forced to vote in sealed-off townslaunched referendumsUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a nightly address that the votes would be "unequivocally condemned" by the world, along with the mobilisation Russia began this week, including in Crimea and other areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia.

"These are not just crimes against international law and Ukrainian law, these are crimes against specific people, against a nation," Zelenskiy said.draft"Hide from Russian mobilisation in any way you can. Avoid draft orders. Try to move to the territory of free Ukraine," he said, urging those who did end up in the Russian armed forces to "sabotage," "interfere" and pass on intelligence to Ukraine.

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Sham election and the world knows it. Who gives a rat's ass about what the Western Nations think...I have one word for you....KOSOVO! If the people being polled vote against enosis, will Putin resign like David Cameron did when the Brexit vote went against him? Kosovo. Kosovo. Kosovo. West is creating rules, and then moan when somebody follows them. Sounds insane.

Why do you call these theatrics 'referendums'? Those people need to sabotage everything so that if Russia does take it it go BOOM leaving them nothing and they have to rebuild it all, Rig up everything to go BOOM, Leave them a barren wasteland cause you know Crazy Vlad won't stop til he takes these regions, Leave them void.

is that a real referendum? Shame on you even to say that… gomezpickering When the Dajjal appeared then the people became worried, Dajjal claimed to be a God and he had also powers to support his claim. MuhammadQasimDreams Because west nations sees it as a threat and gaining more power ! The USA is evil AF

Because the west wanted their Genocide at the hands of Ukranian Nazi's to continue!

Russia holds votes in occupied parts of Ukraine; Kyiv says residents coercedRussia launched referendums aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations who dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognize the results Can those that fled the invasion vote too how about those the Russians murdered? Like they care what the west says Dear Reuters, I am so proud of UKRANIAN CITIZENS, they want the end of these continues WAR game of Russia- Ukraine, Ukraine- Russia: 2008, 2014, 2022. I thought and I put myself in their shoes. THE END IS IN THE UKRANIANS PEOPLE's HANDS. If I was Ukrainian, I will be voting too

Mexico is doing the same thing in America Brilliant, it's what the people there wants. All this was created by the Ukrainean government since 2014, they didn't look after all there people 🙈🙈😂😂😂😂😂🤟✌️ Only the pro-Kremlin Reuters would seriously call these “referendums”. You can’t have referendums under the gun of an occupying army.

How is filming allowed? أجرت روسيا استفتاءات تهدف إلى ضم أربع مناطق محتلة من أوكرانيا ، مما أثار إدانة من كييف و الدول_الغربية ، التي وصفت الاستفتاءات بأنها صورية وتعهدت بعدم الاعتراف بالنتائج. Der Vote yes to becoming part of Russia, Ukraine attacks the new Russian states, Russia launches nuclear strikes on Kiev. Desperate or what, meanwhile people in these cities are now targets from both Russia and Ukraine. Vote no, Russia goes home.

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in 'sham' vote to join RussiaThe Kremlin-orchestrated referendums, which have been widely denounced by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, are seen as a step toward annexing the territories by Russia. No importa cuan sólo, incomprendido y desplazado te sientas. No sólo Dios está contigo, también lo estoy yo, para Amarte sinceramente y Vivificarte x medio de su Espíritu. Hay una esperanza Verdadera, a la q estamos llamados, la Vida Eterna. Resiste al mundo en Cristo y Vencerás. 11:38 🇪🇺ECB's supports 75 bps rate hike in October Bank of Latvia Governor and European Central Bank(ECB) governing council member Martins Kazaks shared on Friday that he would back a three-quarter of a percentage point interest rate increase at the central bank October meeting.

In Seized Parts of Ukraine, Moscow Stages Balloting on Joining RussiaVideos posted by local residents and Kremlin-controlled news media displayed a hastily organized and inconsistent show of voting in tense cities and towns, with no ballot secrecy and soldiers looking on. It’s revolting how the western media is already questioning the validity of the voting process… Rhetorical overkill, NYT! It is a foregone conclusion that 11 out of every 10 votes will be for joining Russia

Russians strike Ukraine as Kremlin-staged votes continueRussian forces have launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities as Kremlin-orchestrated votes continue in occupied regions of Ukraine to pave the way for their annexation by Moscow. The votes are rejected as a sham by the West. You sound like an election denier. The west rejected the votes. Shocking You're truly awful people

Russia begins annexation vote, illegal under international law, in occupied UkraineRussia has begun going door-to-door in occupied Ukraine to conduct a referendum — illegal under international law — that could pave the way for the Kremlin to annex parts of the country. 'How can you vote when they have guns?' one woman asked as she fled. HE CAN'T DO THAT IT'S ILLEGAL! And this is what it will be like if GOP voter scare tactics people at polling stations with Ak-15 who say they are “protecting the vote” Enough is enough The world is 🔥 and we didn’t start the fire but we must try to put it out Terrifying

Referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia Seen as paving the way for Russian escalation of war West and Ukraine denounce the votes as a sham Kyiv says residents forced to vote in sealed-off towns Zelenskiy says people in occupied areas should resist Russian mobilisation KYIV, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Russia launched referendums on Friday aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations who dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognise their results.Referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia Seen as paving the way for Russian escalation of war West and Ukraine denounce the votes as a sham Kyiv says residents forced to vote in sealed-off towns Zelenskiy says people in occupied areas should resist Russian mobilisation KYIV, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Russia launched referendums on Friday aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations who dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognise their results.Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials there said.447 bodies had been exhumed from the site in Izium, including 425 civilians, five of them children.

Ukrainian officials said people were banned from leaving some occupied areas until the four-day vote was over, armed groups were going into homes, and employees were threatened with the sack if they did not participate. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a nightly address that the votes would be "unequivocally condemned" by the world, along with the mobilisation Russia began this week, including in Crimea and other areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a nightly address that the votes would be "unequivocally condemned" by the world, along with the mobilisation Russia began this week, including in Crimea and other areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. The vote, which asks residents if they want their regions to be part of Russia, is certain to go Moscow’s way.com Register "These are not just crimes against international law and Ukrainian law, these are crimes against specific people, against a nation," Zelenskiy said.com Register "These are not just crimes against international law and Ukrainian law, these are crimes against specific people, against a nation," Zelenskiy said. The votes on becoming part of Russia were hastily-organised after Ukraine recaptured large swathes of the northeast in a counter-offensive earlier this month. It has suffered heavy losses and recently given up significant territory it had captured, particularly in northeastern Ukraine.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin also announcing a military draft this week to enlist 300,000 troops to fight in Ukraine, the Kremlin appears to be trying to regain the upper hand in the grinding conflict since its Feb. With Russian President Vladimir Putin also announcing a military draft this week to enlist 300,000 troops to fight in Ukraine, the Kremlin appears to be trying to regain the upper hand in the grinding conflict since its Feb. The balloting will continue for five days through Tuesday. 24 invasion. Zelenskiy also addressed people in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russia, and said they should resist efforts to mobilise them to fight. Zelenskiy also addressed people in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russia, and said they should resist efforts to mobilise them to fight. "Hide from Russian mobilisation in any way you can. Russian anti-war activists, in the meantime, planned more protests against the mobilization. Avoid draft orders. Avoid draft orders. Credit.

Try to move to the territory of free Ukraine," he said, urging those who did end up in the Russian armed forces to "sabotage," "interfere" and pass on intelligence to Ukraine. By incorporating the four areas, Moscow could portray attacks to retake them as an attack on Russia itself - potentially using that to justify even a nuclear response. By incorporating the four areas, Moscow could portray attacks to retake them as an attack on Russia itself - potentially using that to justify even a nuclear response. Polls also opened in Russia, where refugees from the occupied regions can cast their votes. Putin and other Russian officials have mentioned nuclear weapons as an option in extremis: a terrifying prospect in a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people, uprooted millions and pummelled the global economy. Voting in the provinces of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the east and southeast, representing about 15% of Ukrainian territory, was due to run from Friday to Tuesday. Voting in the provinces of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the east and southeast, representing about 15% of Ukrainian territory, was due to run from Friday to Tuesday. "Today, the best thing for the people of Kherson would be not to open their doors," said Yuriy Sobolevsky, the displaced first deputy council chairman of Kherson region.” Valentina Matviyenko, chair of Russia's upper parliament house, said that residents of the occupied regions were voting for “life or death” at the referendums. Putin said in a speech to the nation on Wednesday.

In the Donetsk region, the turnout on Friday was 23. In the Donetsk region, the turnout on Friday was 23.6%, Tass cited a local official as saying. Over 20. Over 20. “Because you were silent.5% of voters eligible to vote in the Zaporizhzhia region and 15% of those in the Kherson region voted on Friday, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing local electoral officials. "In our view, that's enough for the first day of voting," the head of Kherson's Russian-installed election commission, Marina Zakharova, was quoted as saying. "In our view, that's enough for the first day of voting," the head of Kherson's Russian-installed election commission, Marina Zakharova, was quoted as saying. The call-up has prompted protests in many cities, with some protesters being handed draft notices in retaliation.

Polling stations were also set up in Moscow, for residents of those regions now living in Russia. For men in Russia, this is a choice to die or live, to become a cripple or to preserve health. Flag-waving government supporters attended rallies in Moscow and St. Flag-waving government supporters attended rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg in favour of the referendums and the war effort. 'TOTAL VIOLATION' Serhiy Gaidai, Ukraine's Luhansk governor, said that in the town of Starobilsk, the population was banned from leaving and people were being forced out of homes to vote. 'TOTAL VIOLATION' Serhiy Gaidai, Ukraine's Luhansk governor, said that in the town of Starobilsk, the population was banned from leaving and people were being forced out of homes to vote. On Friday morning, pro-Russia officials in the Zaporizhzhia region reported a loud blast in the center of Melitopol, a city that Moscow captured early on in the war. In the town of Bilovodsk, a company director told employees voting was compulsory and anyone refusing to take part would be fired and their names given to security services, he added. Reporting was contributed by.

1/6 People visit a polling station located in the Don State Technical University on the second day of a referendum on the joining of Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine to Russia, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia September 24, 2022. 1/6 People visit a polling station located in the Don State Technical University on the second day of a referendum on the joining of Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine to Russia, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov Read More Reuters could not immediately verify reports of coercion. Ukrainian officials, in turn, reported new rounds of Russian shelling in various parts of the country. Ukraine, Western leaders and the United Nations condemned the votes as an illegitimate precursor to illegal annexation. Ukraine, Western leaders and the United Nations condemned the votes as an illegitimate precursor to illegal annexation. There are no independent observers, and much of the pre-war population has fled. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking in Ottawa, decried the "fake referendums" and said Russia "is now in total violation of the UN Charter, of its principles, of its values, of everything that the UN stands for. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking in Ottawa, decried the "fake referendums" and said Russia "is now in total violation of the UN Charter, of its principles, of its values, of everything that the UN stands for. ——— Follow the AP’s coverage of the war at https://apnews.

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