Russia plans sham referendum to formalize its occupation of Ukraine’s south

Ukrainian reports on the Russian intentions to declare the so-called “Kherson people’s republic” circulate from the first weeks of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. On 16 April, The Ukrainian parliament’s Ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova wrote on Facebook that Russia plans to hold its pseudo referendum in Kherson Oblast for several days, from May 1 to 10, … Continue reading Russia plans sham referendum to formalize its occupation of Ukraine’s south