Polish Foreign Ministry summons Russian envoy over sham referendums in Ukraine
Polish Foreign Ministry summons Russian envoy over sham referendums in Ukraine (Photo:www.gov.pl)
Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Oct. 3 summoned Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev over the sham referendums in the Russian-occupied territories ofUkraine, Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz has told Polish broadcaster TVN24.
According to the official, Andreev was to arrive at the Polish Foreign Ministry in Warsaw at 11 a.m. (12 noon Kyiv time).
“It’s about the sham referendums, about attempts to annex the territory of another state, in this case Ukraine,” Przydacz said.
Russian invasion forces staged sham referendums in the temporarily occupied parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27.
Russian propagandists claimed that over or nearly 90% of the population in Ukraine’s occupied territories had “voted” for annexation by Russia.
Numbers of 98.42% were given for Luhansk Oblast, 93.11% for Zaporizhzhya Oblast, 87.05% for Kherson Oblast, and 99.23% for Donetsk Oblast.
In many of the regions, people boycotted the vote, and large numbers of people were not present, having evacuated to government-controlled parts of the country.
The international community does not recognize the results of the sham voting.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin later signed a decree on “the recognition of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts as independent territories.”
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