In recent referendums held in four occupied territories of Ukraine, an overwhelming majority voted in favor of joining the Russian Federation, it tells news outlets, citing Russian media. CNN.
Russian officials said the votes in favor of joining Russia ranged from 87% to 99.2% after mock referendums were held in four regions on Tuesday, September 27. The president of the Russian parliament’s upper house said parliament could consider annexation on 4 October.
At the same time, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council and an ally of President Vladimir Putin, posted on Telegram after the results were announced. Welcome home to Russia! »
President Vladimir Putin is set to address both houses of the Russian parliament on Friday and could use those speeches to formally announce Russia’s accession of the Ukrainian territory that held the referendum, British defense said. The ministry said in the latest information update.Putin said on Tuesday that Russia wants to “save the people” in its territory, as British media reported Guardian.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine would “defend” citizens in areas controlled by Moscow, where officials claimed they had voted in favor of a merger with Russia. Zelensky said in a Telegram video:
The president also said Ukrainian forces were “advancing” on the front lines, but did not elaborate.
“On the front, I’ll be brief without going into details, but the good news is that we are moving forward and liberating our land,” Zelensky said at the nightly briefing.
War Research Institute In its latest assessment, Russian officials said they may seek to justify the occupation of soon-to-be-annexed Ukrainian territory as a “counter-terrorist operation.” Russian-appointed Prime Minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said on September 26 that Russian authorities could temporarily close the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) to conduct counter-terrorism operations in the newly annexed region. said to be sexual.
The Danish government has announced that the gas leak detected on Tuesday 27th September was caused intentionally.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the leak was due to “sabotage” and threatened “the strongest possible response” to the deliberate disruption of Europe’s energy infrastructure.
“A deliberate disruption of an active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable and will lead to the strongest possible response,” she warned, urging an investigation to fully clarify “the events and why.” did.
Meanwhile, the White House is asking for $35 million to help Ukraine’s nuclear security. The funds will be used “to support the procurement and maintenance of additional sensors, data evaluation and analysis, and to provide the Ukrainian National Guard with protection capabilities at nuclear power plants.” CNN citing an unnamed US official.
The United States is also preparing a new US$1.1 billion weapons package for Ukraine, which will be announced soon, Reuters reported, citing a US official who spoke on condition of anonymity. is.
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