“The number of DPR voters is more than 55%”… All four occupied territories are likely to come out in favor of annexation
Russia may announce approval to annex Ukrainian-occupied territories on the 30th, Russian state news agency TAS reported on the 24th (local time).
In eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) established by pro-Russian separatist rebels, and the southern provinces of Zaporiza and Kherson, which are mostly occupied by Russian troops, will hold referendums on incorporation into Russia by the 27th. goes on
It is very likely that the result of the vote will be announced in favor of the majority of residents.
According to the report, a member of the Russian House of Representatives (State Duma) said, “Given the preliminary results of the referendum and Russia’s preparations for recognizing the voting results, approve the incorporation of the DPR, LPR, Kherson, and Zaporiza into Russia will be approved on the 30th as soon as possible. It has the potential to happen,” he said.
He also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to attend the transfer approval process on the 30th.
The news agency also reported that Russian parliamentarians were instructed to pass three PCR tests so they could participate in an important event scheduled for the 30th.
A referendum to promote official annexation with Russia began on the 23rd in the provinces of DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporiza.
The Russian army announced that they currently control most of Luhansk Oblast and Kherson Oblast, 80% of Zaporiza Oblast and 60% of Donetsk Oblast.
According to Sputnik News, on the second day of voting, the turnout in the DPR area was more than 55%, and the LPR area recorded 45.9%.
The turnout in Zaporiza and Kherson was 35.6% and 31.8%, respectively.
“The referendum is proceeding without incident,” said Elena Kravchenko, chairman of the Central Election Commission of the LPR.
Earlier on the 19th, the Russian Social Marketing Research Institute announced that 80% of residents of Zaporiza and Kherson provinces, 90% of LPR residents, and 91% of DPR residents supported the return to Russia as a result of a telephone survey on the 19th.
The head of DPR Dennis Pusilin has also asked Putin to approve the incorporation of the DPR into Russian territory as soon as possible if the results of the referendum are positive.
However, Ukraine and the West strongly oppose the Russian-led referendum as a violation of international law.