Russian puppet authorities in the occupied city of Kherson on Sept. 20 called for a “referendum” on joining Russia, Russian media outlet RIA Novosti reported.
The so-called “Public Council of Kherson Oblast” appealed to the “head of the region” with the initiative to immediately hold a referendum on “recognizing it as a subject” of the Russian Federation.
Earlier on Sept. 19, Russian proxy forces in the sham republics in Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts called for an immediate “referendum” on recognizing these Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories as part of Russia.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to liberate settlements in the east and south of Ukraine from the Russian invaders.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Sept. 14 reported that since Sept. 6 (in a week), Ukrainian defenders had liberated 388 settlements and about 8,500 square kilometers of Kharkiv Oblast.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sept. 18 said Ukrainian troops continue preparations for further actions at the front.
Earlier Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday announced the Armed Forces of Ukraine had liberated several settlements in Luhansk Oblast.