The referendum is planned to be held between 23 and 27 September in the disputed areas.
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 under Putin’s grand plan.
This referendum will be done to become part of Russia
moscow, World leaders have expressed anger at the announcement of a referendum on the inclusion of four Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories in Russia. World leaders have termed this decision of Russia as unilateral at a United Nations program in New York. According to a report by news agency Reuters, in response to questions from journalists at the United Nations on Tuesday on Russia’s move, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Russians can do whatever they want, but nothing will change from it. He further said that Ukraine will liberate its territories from Russia at any cost.
Russia to include 15 percent of Ukraine
With the help of this referendum, Russia will include about 15 percent of Ukraine in its country. This region is as large as Hungary, which includes the Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya provinces of Ukraine. There is a plan to hold the referendum in the disputed areas between 23 and 27 September. Let us tell you that under Putin’s grand plan to rebuild the Soviet Union, Russia has also annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Global leaders expressed concern
After this move of Russia, world leaders have expressed their concern about peace in the General Assembly of the United Nations. Taking a jibe at Russia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Putin would soon give up on his imperial ambitions when he learned he could not win the Ukraine war. At the same time, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that the credibility of the United Nations is in danger. At the same time, he also reiterated the point of reform, emphasizing the need for reforms in the UNSC.
Can India include POK like Russia?
Unlike Russia, India’s image has been that of a peace loving country. While the Western world has imposed strict sanctions on Russia, India is still emphasizing on improving the basic facilities in its country. India also has the option of attacking Pakistan like Russia and bringing back PoK, but unlike Ukraine, having nuclear weapons with Pakistan also complicates this process.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 21, 2022, 11:00 IST