September 26, 2022

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Washington: Moscow may announce a new "illegal" referendum in occupied Ukraine abroad

Washington: Moscow may announce a new “illegal” referendum in occupied Ukraine abroad

Moscow may announce one or more “illegal” referendums in occupied Ukraine as of this week, in order to legalize the annexation of Ukrainian territory. White House spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday.

“According to the information we have, Russia continues to organize false referendums in Kherson, Zaporizhia, breakaway regions of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv,” said Kirby, a spokesman for national security issues.

I ordered the Russian leadership to prepare for those referendums. In fact, we expect Russia to announce one or more fraudulent elections by the end of the week.” The United States and the international community have been very clear: any attempt to seize control of a sovereign territory of Ukraine would be considered illegal.

White House spokesman John Kirby. © Photo News

manipulation of results

The United States expects Russia to manipulate the results of the referendums to show that the Ukrainian people want to join Russia. “It’s just a mistake,” Kirby said. He referred to several opinion polls conducted in recent months of the Ukrainian population in Kyiv-controlled areas, which showed that more than 90 percent of Ukrainians do not want to belong to Russia.

President Joe Biden, who announced a new tranche of $3 billion in military aid on Wednesday, is said to be holding a phone interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.

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