Propagandists have published fabricated "results" of pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
Ukrinform reports this with reference to Channel 24.
Thus, in the occupied territories of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers claim that more than 97% of voters “supported” the accession to Russia.
The pro-Kremlin authorities also claim that they had “counted" 100% of the votes:
- The so-called self-proclaimed “Donetsk People's Republic": 99.23% “voted to join Russia”;
- The so-called self-proclaimed “Luhansk People's Republic": 98.42% “voted to join Russia”;
- The occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia region: 93.11% “voted to join Russia”;
- The occupied territory of Kherson region: 93.11%“voted to join Russia”.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated: “This farce in the occupied territories cannot even be called an imitation of referendums."
"We knew in advance what would be drawn instead of the results. Intelligence also didn't have to try very hard. The agreed figures for this farce were thrown into the media. Russia is not even hiding," the President said
It should be noted that the reason for the "record" numbers at pseudo-referendums is empty ballots. Photos of the occupiers counting votes appeared online. In the photos, there are many empty ballots in which no one expressed support for the "referendum". However, the occupiers used such ballots as an affirmative answer.