“Referendums” will make Russia's defeat even more shameful – Piontkovsky
Occupiers want to hold pseudo-referendums in the occupied Ukrainian territories from 23 to 27 September. Putin does this out of desperation, because everyone understands that Russia is doomed to defeat.
About this for Channel 24said the Russian publicist Andrey Piontkovsky. He noted that part of the Kremlin was not so categorical about “referendums”.
“The decision to declare four Ukrainian regions on Russian territory cuts off all escape routes. It makes the defeat even more shameful. Imagine when the Russian Army will first enter the borders on February 24. However, what will be the country that considers 4 foreign regions to be its own. This will aggravate the situation, “said the publicist.
How the occupiers prepare for the “vote”
The Russians have no support for the Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories. Consequently, they force them to come to pseudo-referendums and trick them into obtaining personal data. In particular, this happens in the Kherson region, when people are promised humanitarian aid.
In the Lugansk region, the occupation authorities forbade the locals to leave Starobilsk on September 23-27. They come to people with weapons.
“The occupiers create armed groups to bypass dwellings and force people to participate in the so-called” referendum “. residents in the voting,” the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.
Passports are being handed out in the Zaporozhye region. In addition, cash rewards and household appliances are promised for providing personal data.