“Representatives of the occupying forces are walking around with ballot boxes,” said Luhansk Governor Gaidai.
Referendums are held in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine.
Voting in areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists will end on September 27.
Referendum in eastern Ukraine
The said referendum is also held in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Voting in the referendums aimed at annexing territory to Russia has entered its fourth day.
Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said the names of “those who did not vote correctly or refused to vote” were deleted, Reuters reported.
“They are walking around with the boxes”
gaidai, “A woman is walking down the street with what looks like a karaoke microphone and telling everyone to participate in the referendum. Representatives of the occupying forces are walking around with ballot boxes. This is a secret ballot, isn’t it?” used the phrases.
Voting processes in the regions where the referendum was held were reflected in the lenses.
Mutual statements from Russia and Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would support the results of the referendum.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba reacted to the referendum decisions, “Fake referendums won’t change anything.” had used the phrase.
Turkey: We are concerned
While a statement was made from Turkey, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “We are concerned about attempts to hold unilateral referendums in parts of Ukraine under Russian control.” he said.
Russia’s nuclear weapons statement
US President Joe Biden called the referendums a “serious violation” of the United Nations Charter.
According to AA, Russia is expected to annex the said regions as a result of the referendum.
Russian officials warn that they may also use strategic nuclear weapons for the defense of regions that will be considered Russian territory after the referendum.