Ukraine war latest news: referendums begin in occupied regions; Zelenskiy urges Russian protests

Voting began at 8am in four regions of Ukraine under Moscow’s control, says Russian state media; Ukraine president tells Russians facing mobilisation to protest, fight back or run away

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A number of Russian media outlets are now reporting that voting has begun in “referendums” in the Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces.

Luhansk mayor Sergey Haidai claimed in a Telegram post that Russian forces were coercing residents to vote and forbidding them from leaving the area.

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