Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia to begin annexation votes in Ukrainian regions - The Times of India
Some draft-age Russians rushed to leave the country on Thursday to escape their country's biggest conscription drive since World War Two, as world po
Russia to begin annexation votes in Ukrainian regions
LONDON - Russia will on Friday begin its plan to annex around 15% of Ukrainian territory via referendums in four regions controlled by Russian forces, a move the West says is a gross violation of international law that significantly escalates the war. After nearly seven months of war, and a critical battlefield defeat in northeastern Ukraine earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin
Zelenskyy calls on Ukrainians to undermine referendum in Russian-held areas
A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned the vote as rigged with results preordained by Moscow.