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While entering the last day of the referendum held in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia to join Russia, an interesting claim came from the Russian press. The country’s press carried Moscow’s ultimate goal to its pages.
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 to declare partial mobilization.
Moscow’s plan, which supported the referendum to join Russia in 4 regions within the borders of Ukraine, became clear.
‘9. IT WILL BE A FEDERAL REGION’
The Moscow-based newspaper Vedomosti wrote that the four regions, where the referendum is ongoing, will become Russia’s ninth federal region, together with Crimea.
The newspaper based the claim on an unnamed Russian senator and a source close to the Crimean administration.
Voting in the referendum to start Russia in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia ends today.
RUSSIAN SENATOR ANNOUNCED: I HAVE NO DOUBT
Russian senator Sergey Tsekov told state media he had “no doubt” about the creation of a new federal district.
“But there are different choices about the name,” said Tsekov, who was put on the RIA.
A Russian woman votes at the polling station in Mariupol… (Photo: AFP)
IT WAS DONE 8 YEARS AGO IN CRIMEA.
The voting, which will end today, 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.
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