Pro-annexation rally currently in Moscow

A rally supporting the annexation of Ukraine’s 4 regions is taking place in Moscow’s Red Square, DOXA reports. It is unknown how attendants there are.

Vladimir Putin, alongside the Russia-appointed occupation governors, signed papers that formally completed Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson earlier today.

The occupation “governments” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR” and “LPR”), as well as the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine, published the final results of the “referendums” on joining Russia on 28 September.

The “DPR” stated that with 100% of the ballots counted, 99.23% voted in favour of joining Russia. The voter turnout reached 97.51%. The “LPR” stated that 98.42% voted in favour of joining Russia with a 92.6% turnout.

The pro-Russian “officials” of the occupied area of the Zaporizhzhia region announced that 93.11% voted in favour with an 82.40% turnout. The Kherson regional “government” reported that 87.05% had voted in favour, with the turnout reaching 76.86%.

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