US President Joe Biden has warned Russia this Friday (09.23.2022) that it will impose “swift and heavy economic costs” along with its allies in response to rigged elections in Ukraine. .
“The United States will never recognize Ukrainian territory as anything other than part of Ukraine. Russia’s vote is a travesty,” Biden said in a statement.
“Any nation that respects the central principles of the UN Charter,” he said, expected his country to reject the “found results” that Russia would announce in these referendums.
He added that the United States would continue to support the Ukrainian people in providing “security assistance” to help them defend themselves and resist Russian aggression.
UN condemns fake referendums
Fake referendums yesterday, Thursday, UN. They were condemned by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who recalled that the forcible annexation of any territory is a violation of international law.
Votes to join Russia in the regions of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia will begin this Friday and run until September 27 amid tight security measures.
Several Ukrainian officials, including the governor of the Luhansk region (east), condemned the pressure on citizens to vote by pro-Russian officials.
On September 20 accession proposals were announced by the governments of the popular republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and the authorities established by Moscow in the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhia.
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