Russian troops launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities. Against this background, the Kremlin-organized voting continues in the occupied regions of Ukraine in order to prepare the ground for their annexation by Moscow, AP informs.
The regional governor of Zaporizhia, Oleksandr Starukh, announced that Russian troops attacked infrastructure facilities in the city located on the Dnieper River, and a rocket hit a residential building. One person died and 7 were injured.
Russian forces also struck other areas of Ukraine and damaged residential buildings and civilian infrastructure.
The British Ministry of War reported that Russia attacked the Pechenegy Dam on the Seversky Donets River in northeastern Ukraine, following earlier strikes on a dam dam near Kryvyi Rih that caused flooding along the Ingulets River.
Amid the fighting, voting continues in Kremlin-organized referendums in the occupied regions – polls that Ukraine and its Western allies have described as a farce with no legal force.
As five days of voting in eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions and southern Kherson and Zaporozhye regions began yesterday, election commission officials, accompanied by police, are delivering ballots to homes and setting up mobile polling stations. Security considerations were cited as the basis for this way of organizing the vote. Voting is expected to end on Tuesday, the only day voting will take place in normal polling stations.
Voting is also available in Russia, where refugees and other residents of these regions can cast ballots.