Occupied parts of Ukraine vote in referendums on joining Russia

Results are seen as a foregone conclusion in favour of annexation, and Ukraine and its allies have already made clear they will not recognise the votes

Residents of four areas of Ukraine controlled by pro-Moscow forces have started voting in referendums on joining Russia, polls widely condemned by the west as illegitimate and a precursor to illegal annexation.

Voting in the Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces, representing about 15% of Ukrainian territory, began on Friday morning, according to Russian news agency Tass, and was due to run until Tuesday.

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