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Putin WINS his sham referendums! Kremlin reports Ukrainian territories vote to join Russia

Added 09-27-22 08:36:03pm EST - “Russian-installed officials accompanied by machinegun-toting henchmen took ballot boxes from house to house in what Ukraine and the West said were 'sham referendums.'” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Kremlin reports occupied Ukrainian territories vote to join Russia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Kremlin has reported that residents of occupied Ukrainian territories voted overwhelmingly to join Russia after being marched to the ballot box at gunpoint.

First partial voting results in Moscow's sham referendums in four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine unsurprisingly came out in favour of annexation by Russia, Russian state news said on Tuesday.

Hastily arranged votes had taken place over five days in the four areas - Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson - that make up about 15 per cent of Ukrainian territory. 

Russian-installed officials accompanied by machinegun-toting henchmen took ballot boxes from house to house in what Ukraine and the West said was an illegitimate, coercive exercise designed to create a legal pretext for Russia to annex the four regions. 

President Vladimir Putin could then portray any Ukrainian attempt to recapture them as an attack on Russia itself. He said last week he was willing to use nuclear weapons to defend the 'territorial integrity' of Russia. 

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