On Friday, Vladimir Putin earlier claimed the five-day exercise secured almost total popular support. The voting was held in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east and in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson in the south. The Russian president will make a major speech in the Kremlin.
A stage is already prepared in the Moscow Red Square with billboards that proclaim the four regions. They are a part of Russia, and a concert is planned for the evening. Let us tell you that the event that echoes Russia is the annexation of Crimea in 2014 also followed by a discredited referendum. It was heralded by a Kremlin signing, followed by a presidential victory speech in parliament. The initial annexation has never been recognized by the vast majority of the international community.
The President of Ukraine, Zelensky, said that “pseudo-referendum” were worthless and did not change reality. The territorial integrity of Ukraine will be restored. And our reaction to the recognition of the results by Russia will be harsh.
No independent monitoring of the Russian process took place, and the election officials were pictured going from door to door. They are escorted by armed soldiers. Dmitry Peskov’s spokesperson said that “Tomorrow at 15:00 in the St George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, a signing ceremony will be held to incorporate the new territories into Russia.
- When did the signing ceremony take place?
Ans. On Friday
- Where is the Russian president will gonna make a major speech?
- Where does the stage has already set up?
Ans. Moscow Red Square