Referendums are scheduled for September 11 It included four occupied regions – Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia.
– Donetsk and Lugansk will be fully annexed within administrative boundaries. As for Kherson and Zaporizhia, I think, however, that the final decision has not yet been made. Everything will depend on the situation at the front and the activities of our army – noted the editor-in-chief of the Ostrow Portal Serge Harmaz In an interview with Radio NV.
The expert noted, however, that due to the ongoing Ukrainian counterattack, The Russians are unable to maintain a stable area. At the same time, he noted, prior to 9/11, they likely wouldn’t occupy much more space than they do today.
– We still do, though October 7, when it is Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday. Harmas added: I think that the Russian army likes to give its leaders gifts on the occasion of the anniversary.
Another date that may indicate an escalation of Russian actions is December 30 – the centenary of the founding of the Soviet Union. – Given that history is of particular importance to Putin, I think that by then they may try to seize more territory to somehow re-establish the Soviet Union. However, everything will depend on their successes or, I hope, failures in the lead – summed up the journalist.
The SBU reported on Tuesday To take up supporting documentsThe Russian Federation has begun an active stage of preparations for a false referendum on the annexation of the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.
The Russians plan to use the pro-Moscow organization “Donetsk Republic”, which will formally ask Russia to hold a referendum. According to the Ukrainian services, the organization includes more than a thousand people, who were supposed to convince more than 200 thousand people. Local people.
“The occupiers are planning to move to the area,” he added More than 1,000 Russian experts and volunteersTo turn the mood here in their favor. According to the SBU, they should organize illegal mass rallies, spread propaganda in support of a sham referendum, and create election commissions ”- summary.
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