BRUSSELS, September 30 – Novosti. The EU has stated that it will never recognize the accession to the Russian Federation based on the results of referendums of new subjects, calls on other countries to condemn them, according to a widespread statement by the leaders of the EU countries.
Referendums on the entry of the DPR , LPR , Kherson and Zaporozhye regions into Russia were held on September 23-27. According to the results of processing 100% of the ballots in the DPR, 99.23% of those who voted for joining the Russian Federation, in the LPR – 98.42%, in the Kherson region – 87.05%, in the Zaporozhye region – 93.11%.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements on the annexation of regions to Russia and the formation of new subjects within the Russian Federation.
“We strongly reject and unconditionally condemn Russia’s illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions of Ukraine … We do not and will never recognize illegal referendums… We do not recognize illegal annexation… We call on all states and international organizations to unconditionally reject illegal annexation,” – indicated in the document.
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