America once again targeted Crimea. Said that Russia is continuously conducting sham elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine, which is a violation of the rules of the United Nations Charter.
Elections are just a show
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Russia wants to further strengthen its authority in its occupied territories in Ukraine. That's why he is conducting elections here, which is just a sham. He said that while the war is going on, holding such elections is just cheating.
Russia's occupation of these areas
Let us tell you, these elections are taking place more than nine years after organizing referendums in four regions of Ukraine and capturing Ukraine's Crimea and Sevastopol. The regions where the referendum was held included Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson.
nothing more than a propaganda exercise
The Kremlin hopes these predetermined outcomes will strengthen Russia's claims to occupied parts of Ukraine, but this is nothing more than a propaganda exercise, the US official said. He further said that such actions by Russia reflect its disregard for UN Charter principles such as respect for state sovereignty and territorial integrity.
It is noteworthy that the United States is consistently in favor of Ukraine. In such a situation, once America has made it clear that it will never recognize Russia's claims on any area of Ukraine. Also warned that we want to remind everyone that we can ban anyone who supports Russia's fake elections in Ukraine.
Voting has taken place in some places
Let us tell you, this statement has come at a time when voting has ended in some areas on Thursday. At the same time, in some areas it will run till the weekend. On 31 August, Russia began holding regional elections in areas occupied by Ukraine, quoting Kiev officials. Ukraine has condemned the move and urged citizens in the occupied territories not to vote in the elections. Also said to leave the area if possible.