Annexation “referendums” in Ukraine: the Russian electoral commission announces the

The Russian electoral commission announced Tuesday, September 27, 2022 that the “yes” vote won in the four Ukrainian regions controlled by Russia, according to results presented as preliminary, during “referendums” of annexation by Russia decried by the community. internationally, according to Russian agencies.

Between 97 and 98% of “yes”

Authorities in each of Ukraine’s four regions claimed that the “yes” vote won between 97 and 98 percent of the vote after counting 20 to 27 percent of the votes, the agencies reported. Ria Novosti, Tass et Interfax.

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Tuesday that these referendums were organized for “save people”. The Kremlin also affirmed that the referendums would have consequences for these territories, particularly in terms of their security with possible nuclear protection.

Contested votes

The results of the annexation votes organized by Moscow “will not change anything” to the actions of kyiv against the Russian army, said Tuesday the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, during a press conference in kyiv with his French counterpart, Catherine Colonna.

The French Minister of Foreign Affairs has promised sanctions after the organization of these referenda. “If Russia proceeds with the organization of these illegal referendums, there will be sanctions”she said.

For its part, the European Union considers that “referendums” are “illegal” and all those who participated in their organization will be sanctioned, said the spokesman for the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.