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According to the breaking news in AFP, Moscow will take the official step for the 4 regions that have decided to join Russia with a referendum tomorrow. Tomorrow, the signing ceremony will be held for the integration of these regions into Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also make statements at the ceremony.
The eyes and ears of the world have been on the news from Ukraine since February 24.
The Ukrainian forces, which resisted the Russian attacks for months, attacked with the help of weapons from the West, Russia‘s response was given by taking a referendum decision in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia.
Upon the decision to join Russia in the referendum, Russia took action.
According to the Kremlin’s statement, Moscow will take the official step for the 4 regions that have decided to join Russia with a referendum tomorrow.
Tomorrow, the signing ceremony will be held for the integration of these regions into Russia. President of Russia at the ceremony Putin will also make statements.
‘9. IT WILL BE A FEDERAL REGION’
On the other hand, the Moscow-based newspaper Vedomosti wrote that the four regions where the referendum is ongoing will be turned into the ninth federal region of Russia, together with Crimea.
The newspaper based the claim on an unnamed Russian senator and a source close to the Crimean administration.
It has been described as ‘fraud’ by the western states and Kyiv, and the result has been declared unrecognizable.
Moscow held a similar referendum in Crimea, which it occupied in 2014, and this land was annexed upon the result of 97 percent in favor of accession to Russia.
Many countries, including Turkey, still consider Crimea as Ukrainian territory.