Russian Leaders Welcome Referendum Result as Ukraine Conflict Deepens

MOSCOW – Russian leaders have been quick to welcome the outcome of referendums paving the way for the incorporation of occupied regions of Ukraine into the Russian Federation, escalating conflict with Kyiv and Western governments, who have dismissed the votes as a sham.

Vyacheslav VolodinState Duma spokesman wrote in Telegram Wednesday that the result would “save millions of people from genocide,” after results released Tuesday night claimed to show that Russian-controlled Luhansk and the Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions overwhelmingly supported Russia’s participation.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-leaders-welcome-referendum-result-as-ukraine-conflict-deepens-11664390063 Russian Leaders Welcome Referendum Result as Ukraine Conflict Deepens

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