Kremlin’s eye on entire Donetsk Oblast after sham referendums, says Putin’s spokesperson

28 September 2022, 05:58 PM
Peskov said that Russia plans to occupy the entire Donetsk oblast (Photo:Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via REUTERS)

Peskov said that Russia plans to occupy the entire Donetsk oblast (Photo:Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via REUTERS)

The Kremlin plans to occupy the entirety of Donetsk Oblast, following the sham referendums on annexation, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Sept. 28, according to Russian propaganda agency RIA Novosti.

Putin’s mouthpiece noted that not all the territory of Donetsk Oblast is "liberated".

According to him, "at the very least" it will be necessary to occupy the entire territory.

From Sept. 23 to 27, the Russian invaders staged sham "referendums" in the occupied parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. None of these regions are fully controlled by Russia.

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Ukraine and the vast majority of Western countries have declared that the Kremlin-imposed results would not be acknowledged. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted that the holding of a vote and an attempt to annex Ukrainian territories would not affect the process of their liberation by the efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian propagandists claimed that over or nearly 90% of the population in Ukraine’s occupied territories had “voted” for annexation to Russia. Numbers of 98.42% were invented for Luhansk Oblast, 93.11% for Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 87.05% for Kherson Oblast, and 99.23% for Donetsk Oblast.

All of these reported “results” are simply made up by the Kremlin, and do not correspond with the actual attitudes of the population in the occupied territory.

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