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Russia-Ukraine war live: US condemns ‘sham referendums'; Poland and Bulgaria urge citizens to leave Russia

Added 09-28-22 06:09:02am EST - “Russia hails results in voting condemned by most of west; fears border crossings out of Russia could close as men flee mobilisation” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Russia-Ukraine war live: US condemns ‘sham referendums’; Poland and Bulgaria urge citizens to leave Russia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Russia hails results in voting condemned by most of west; fears border crossings out of Russia could close as men flee mobilisation

The United States will introduce a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling on member states not to recognise any change to Ukraine and obligating Russia to withdraw its troops, U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.

We are putting forward a Security Council resolution to:– condemn Russia's sham "referenda"– call on Member States not to recognize any altered status of Ukraine– and obligate Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has said the “propaganda show called ‘referendums’ in the temporarily occupied territories” are “yet another Russian crime” and that it considers them “null and worthless”.

It said “Forcing people in these territories to fill out some papers at the barrel of a gun is yet another Russian crime in the course of its aggression against Ukraine. The Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions, like the Ukrainian Crimea, remain the sovereign territories of Ukraine. Ukraine has every right to restore its territorial integrity by military and diplomatic means, and will continue to liberate the temporarily occupied territories. Ukraine will never agree to any Russian ultimatums.”

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