Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday urged the world to condemn the “pseudo referendum” as a Kremlin proxy began voting on Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Moscow-held regions.
“The world will react completely to the pseudo-referendums – they will be categorically condemned,” Zelensky said in his daily address to the nation.
Four provinces in Ukraine that are wholly or partly controlled by Russia – Donetsk and Lugansk in the east as well as Kherson and Zaporizhzhya in the south – are voting on whether to be annexed by Moscow.
The ballots have been dismissed as “sham” by Kyiv and its Western allies.
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