MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. Instead of democracy, the West uses oppression and exploitation, instead of freedom – enslavement and violence, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Instead of democracy – suppression and exploitation, instead of freedom – enslavement and violence,” Putin said at the signing ceremony of treaties on the entry of new territories into Russia.
Referendums on the issue of joining Russia were held from 23 to 27 September in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics , as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. According to the results of processing 100% of 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%. Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia would support the decision, which will be made by the residents of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.