Canada "A historical choice has been made": the referendums of annexation in Ukraine seen by the Russian media

03:20  29 september  2022
03:20  29 september  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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in Louhansk, Donetsk, Zaporijia and Kherson, territories occupied by Russia, the yes won over 90% according to local to local. Results widely celebrated by Russian television pro-Kremlin.

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on the television news of the Russian channel Channel One, Tuesday September 27, a reporter describes the atmosphere after the announcement of the results of the annexation referendums organized in the occupied Ukrainian territories : "A festive atmosphere is felt not only in polling stations, but also in the streets of Louhansk. The city is decorated with Russian flags. Some inhabitants have hung the flags on their balconies themselves. "

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in Louhansk, Donetsk, Zaporijjia and Kherson, not surprisingly, the local authorities report a very wide victory of the "yes". Scores above 90%, for a vote that started last Friday and that The international community judges illegitimate .

On Channel One, a resident of Louhansk testifies: "The expectations are high. Life will change for the best when we finally have a Russian passport, when we return to Russia and we will feel like real Russians, as we were before. "

"The United States is preparing for nuclear Armageddon"

same pro-Kremlin line on the Rossia public channel 1. The presenter of the famous Talk Show 60 minutes even has trouble hiding her enthusiasm: "A historical choice has been fact. We can say with certainty that the ancient regions of Ukraine have been given to Kyiv. A last farewell and at the same time, the West tries to prove that the referendums mean nothing. They fear that after the Announcement of the results of the referendums, all the Russian laws, including nuclear doctrine, are extended to all these territories. The West, on the brink of the nervous crisis. And the United States is preparing for nuclear Armageddon. "

According to the Russian media, Vladimir Putin should speak on Friday. Some evoke a speech before parliamentarians gathered at the Kremlin as in 2014 when the Crimea annexed.

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