Russia defiantly violates the UN Charter.

This was stated by US President Joe Biden.

"The United States will never recognize Ukrainian territory as anything other than a part of Ukraine. The Russian referendums are a hoax - a false pretext for an attempt to forcibly annex parts of Ukraine, grossly violating international law, including the UN Charter," the US president said.

Biden emphasized that the United States will continue to work with allies on additional economic sanctions.

"The United States supports our partners and every nation that respects the basic principles of the UN Charter in rejecting any fabricated results that Russia will announce. We will continue to support Ukrainians and provide assistance," he added.

It will be recalled that the occupying authorities of the Russian Federation started the so-called


on joining Russia in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

"Voting" will last until September 27.

According to information from the SBU, the "administration" of the Donetsk region plans to involve minors in order to participate in the fake referendum


Thus, Russia is trying to expand the "electoral base" to support the Kremlin's plans to annex Ukraine's eastern regions.

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