Russian-installed officials in four occupied regions of Ukraine report huge majorities of votes in favour of joining Russia as US plans UN resolution condemning referendums and fighting enters its 217th day.
Kremlin-installed authorities in four Ukrainian regions under Russian control claim victory in annexation votes, drawing global outrage, as Moscow warns it could use nuclear weapons to defend its territories.
President Zelenskyy says Donetsk is Ukraine's top priority as separatist votes in four Ukrainian regions held by Moscow's forces draw to a close on the 216th day of the conflict.
Russia makes its case to UNGA for its offensive in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbour and West and that Moscow had "no choice" but to take military action –– now in its 214th day.
Kremlin-organised referendums continue in Moscow-controlled regions of Ukraine.
"Sham" referendums conducted by Moscow aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine will come with "swift" consequences, says US President Biden, as voting continues in Luhansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions.
Voting on whether Russia should annex Kremlin-controlled regions of Ukraine get under way as Kiev's forces say they are clawing back territory from pro-Russian separatists on the conflict's 212th day.
Referendums have begun in Donetsk and Luhansk in the east and Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south, in what Kiev and the West have denounced as a "sham" vote.
President Putin orders a partial mobilisation of reservists in Russia and the Ukrainian nuclear operator accuses Russia of again striking the Zaporizhzhia atomic plant in southern Ukraine on the 210th day of the conflict.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visits the recently retaken eastern city of Izyum on the 203rd day of the conflict and the Kremlin reiterates that Kiev's ambitions to join NATO present a threat to Russia's security.
EU makes it harder for Russians to enter the bloc and a team of experts reaches Zaporizhzhia in south Ukraine en route to a Russian-held nuclear plant on the 189th day of the conflict.
Russia increases the size of its armed forces on the 183rd day of the Ukraine conflict and a Ukrainian minister says an IAEA team could travel to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in the coming days.
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