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  24 Sep 2022, 09:29
Update : 24 Sep 2022, 09:51

Zelensky urges world to condemn Russia's 'pseudo-referendums'

KYIV, Ukraine, Sept 24, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday urged the world to condemn "pseudo-referendums" as Kremlin proxies began voting on annexation by Russia in Moscow-held areas of Ukraine.

"The world will react absolutely justly to pseudo-referendums -- they will be unequivocally condemned," Zelensky said in his daily address to the nation.

Four provinces in Ukraine that are fully or partially controlled by Russia -- Donetsk and Lugansk in the east as well as Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south -- are holding votes on whether to be annexed by Moscow.

The ballots have been dismissed as a "sham" by Kyiv and its Western allies.

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