Moscow says occupied Ukraine regions made ‘free choice’
Published : Wednesday, 28 September, 2022 at 11:05 PM Count : 1577
Moscow’s foreign ministry has said that Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine made a “conscious and free choice” to join Russia.
“The results of the plebiscites speak for themselves: the people of the Donbas, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions do not want to go back to their old lives and have made a conscious and free choice in favour of Russia,” the ministry said in a statement, Al Jazeera reports.
The statement said that an “overwhelming majority” had backed joining Russia, claiming an almost one hundred percent backing in the Donetsk region — “99.23 percent.”