Russia classifies the occupied areas as being under interim “civil-military administration” Local authorities are coercing the population into disclosing personal details in order to compose voting registers. Last month, the Moscow-installed military administration ruling the area around the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson said it was preparing to hold a referendum on joining Russia.
It will be a gross violation of the UN Charter. It is extremely important not allow russian attempts to go unchallenged or unpunished. We need to change the logic: to prevent russia from doing something, and not to respond to what happened.
In 2014, Russia illegally annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula following an illegal farce referendum