The first day ended in the LPR, DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions from the referendum vote on joining Russia.
Voter turnout on the first day of voting in the referendum on the entry of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) into the Russian Federation is 21.97 percent.
This was announced by the president of the Central Electoral Commission of the LPR, Elena Kravchenko, quoted by “Interfax”.
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“By 8pm, voter turnout was 21.97 percent,” Kravchenko said.
He specified that the number of those who voted on the first day of the referendum were 298,900.
It should also be noted that more than 73,000 inhabitants of the Luhansk People’s Republic, resident of the Russian Federation, voted in the polling stations open in the Russian Federation on the first day of the referendum.
They are open to referendum voting a total of 201 polling stations in 84 regions of the Russian Federation.
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Voter turnout on the first day of voting in the referendum on the entry of the Donetsk People’s Republic into the Russian Federation it is higher than 23%, the CEC of the republic reported.
“The total turnout for the first day of the referendum is 23.64%,” the DNR’s CEC said Friday.
More than 20.5% of the voters in the territory controlled by Russia The Zaporozhye region participated in the referendum on the region’s entry into Russia on the first day of voting, announced Galina Katyushchenko, chairman of the regional electoral commission.
“According to the aggregate data of the polling stations, Voter turnout was 20.52%, taking into account the vote abroad, “Katyushchenko told reporters on Friday. She did not specify the absolute number of people who voted.
Voting is organized in four of the five regions of the Zaporozhye region – these are the territories under the control of the Russian Federation. About 500,000 people are included on the electoral roll.
The first day of the referendum on self-determination of the Kherson region more than 15% of the region’s electoral lists votedMarina Zakharova, chairman of the regional electoral commission, told reporters.
“According to the results of the first day of voting in the referendum on the entry of the Kherson region into the Russian Federation as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, the turnout was 15.31% of the total list of voters. In our opinion , this is enough for the first day of the vote, “he said.
According to the electoral commission, there are approximately 750,000 residents in the Kherson region on the electoral roll. Voting is also organized in the settlements of Mykolaiv Oblast, which are under the control of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, these villages were administratively annexed to the Kherson Oblast by decree of the head of the military-civil administration.
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Holding referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions is a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the US president, told AP.
“These referendums are an attack on the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity that underpin the international system and the UN Charter,” Sullivan said in a briefing at the White House.
He said the United States would never recognize “any Russian claim on the supposedly annexed territories”.