According to the Russian side, the following allegedly voted for joining Russia:

99.23% of participants in the so-called "DNR";

98.42% — in the so-called "LPR";

87.05% — in the occupied Kherson region;

93.11% — in the occupied Zaporizhia region.

Leaders of various countries of the world have repeatedly stated that they do not recognize the results of pseudo-referendums.

The President of Ukraine,

Vladimir Zelensky

, during his speech at the UN, said that if Russia recognizes the results of the pseudo-referendums on the inclusion of the so-called "LPR", "DNR" and parts of the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions occupied by Russian troops into the Russian Federation, then he will have "nothing to talk about" with Vladimir Putin.

"Russia's recognition of these pseudo-referendums as normal, the implementation of the so-called Crimean scenario, another attempt to annex Ukrainian territory will mean that we have nothing to talk about with the Russian president.

"Annexation is the step that puts him alone against all humanity," said the President of Ukraine.

"Nastoyashe Vremya" told how other international organizations and countries reacted to the announced results of the pseudo-referendums.


UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres

, even before the announcement of the "results", stated that the pseudo-referendums conducted by the Russian military in the occupied territories have no legitimacy from the point of view of international law.


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also stated that the pseudo-referendums "are illegitimate and are a clear violation of international law."

"These territories are Ukraine," he added.


The leaders of the "big seven" (G7) countries, with the beginning of the so-called vote, declared that they would never recognize the pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine and their possible annexation by Russia.

"We, the G7 leaders, strongly condemn the fake referendums that Russia is trying to use to create a false basis for changing the status of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, which is the object of Russian aggression," the statement said.


The representative of Albania at the UN,

Ferit Hadja,

criticized the holding of pseudo-referendums and called them illegitimate.

Albania, together with the USA, also initiated a resolution condemning the actions of the Russian Federation and demanding that Russian troops immediately leave the occupied territories.

"When you have a gun pointed at you, the [decision-making] process is accelerated," he added.


The representative of Brazil at the UN ,

Ronald Costa Filho

, said that his country also condemns Russia's actions in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

"It is foolish to think that people in the war zone can freely express their will.

This is another step that leads to the escalation of the conflict," he said.


India is Russia's partner in the BRICS international economic organization, which is an alternative to the World Bank and other Western political organizations.

India is also one of the few countries that voted against resolutions condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

However, the country's position after seven months of war began to gradually change.

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India

, Arindam Bagchi

, did not openly criticize Russia's actions at the beginning of the so-called vote, but stated that India supports the territorial integrity of the countries.

"India has repeatedly emphasized the need to immediately stop all hostilities and resolve the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

India's position is also clear and consistent regarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries involved," Bagchi commented.

India also rejected the presence of official observers for pseudo-referendums, as Russia had previously stated.


China is considered a partner of Russia in many issues of international politics, Western analysts often group them into the category of anti-Western forces.

China has repeatedly blocked resolutions in various international organizations that tried to condemn Russia's actions in various conflicts.

However, like India, even before the "results" were announced, Chinese diplomats did not express support for Russia and gently criticized what was happening.

"China has always insisted on the principle that the territorial integrity of all countries must be respected, and the goals and principles of the UN Charter must be fulfilled.

Legitimate security issues of all countries should be treated seriously.

Regarding Ukraine, China has always been on the side of peace and supported the negotiation process.

We will continue to support the international community in constructive attempts to resolve this situation," said the press secretary of the Chinese Foreign Minister

Wang Wenbin


Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

After the announcement of the preliminary "results" of the pseudo-referendums, the Baltic countries signed a joint statement addressed to the chairman of the UN Security Council.

In it, the country called Russia's actions — namely, the holding of pseudo-referendums, the announcement of mobilization and the threat of nuclear weapons — "an escalation of the colonial, imperialist and racist war against Ukraine."

"The Kremlin didn't even bother to somehow disguise the shameful nature of its actions.

Nothing could be further from free and fair elections when occupying military parties stand over [the people who] fill out the ballots.

If a machine gun is aimed at you, you can either tick the "correct" box, or wait for persecution, torture and even death," the Baltic states said in a statement.

They also emphasized that they will never recognize the legitimacy of the annexation of the occupied territories, which is being prepared.

of the Netherlands

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands

, Mark Rutte

, in his official Twitter account called the pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories "illegitimate" and said that the Netherlands is ready to provide more military aid to Ukraine and support the expansion of sanctions against Russia.


In an interview with NBC News, the

head of the Polish Foreign Ministry,

Zbigniew Rau , said that Poland, like other countries, does not recognize the results of pseudo-referendums published by Russia.

"From the point of view of the law, they do not matter.

The international community does not recognize these results," said Rau.


The official representatives of the USA consistently stated for several weeks that they do not recognize the results of the so-called vote announced by the Russian Federation.

The White House called them "fabricated in advance" and promised to impose additional economic sanctions if the Russian Federation annexes the territories.

Together with Albania, the USA prepared a resolution for the UN Security Council, which will condemn the holding of pseudo-referendums, call on the participating countries not to recognize any changes to the Ukrainian border, and also demand that Russia withdraw its troops from the country.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden,

Ann Lind

, sharply criticized Russia in connection with the holding of pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories during her speech at the UN.

She called the results "illegitimate".

"The war in Ukraine must stop, and the Russian military must leave its territory.

"Fake referendums on Ukrainian territory are illegal and will not change anything," said Lind.

"Also, no rattling of nuclear weapons or escalation of the conflict will stop us from supporting Ukraine."