Why the Majority voted to live in Russia

12:00 28.09.2022 • Vladimir Kozin , Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences

A huge number of people voted in referendums on joining Russia.

The majority of voters in four regions expressed their wish to live in Russia.

Four separate referenda held in two independent republics in Donbass and in two regions in southern Ukraine, namely Kherson and Zaporozhye Oblast or Regions between September 23-27 ended at 16:00 hours local time on September 27th, 2022.

According to preliminary results (with 15% of ballot papers counted by 17:00 Moscow time) overwhelming majority of voters have OKeyed admission of all these regions to the Russian Federation as equal subjects.

All referenda have been recognized as valid. They have witnessed very high level of participation of voters despite permanent heavy shelling of the residential areas in all four regions by heavy weapons, including the U.S.-made MLRS HIMARS, by Armed Forces of Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter, the OSCE decisions and the EU basic principles.

The preliminary results will be announced on September 28th, and final results – some days later.

Why the majority of citizens in four named regions have voted for joining Russia?

No long arguments and explanations – there are plenty of them to catalogue them here. No time. Later. Just official figures.


In Lugansk People’s Republic

Since 2014 till February 24, 2022:

killed – 1771 (here and in all other cases atrocities have been done by Armed Forces of Ukraine);

wounded - 3350;

children killed – 38;

children wounded – 91;

social infrastructure buildings destroyed – more than 7200;

social infrastructure buildings damaged – more than 26000

Since February 24 till September 23, 2022:

killed – 91;

wounded – 292;

children killed – 7;

children wounded – 26;

social infrastructure buildings destroyed – 252;

social infrastructure buildings damaged – 2846


In Donetsk People’s Republic

Since 2014 till February 24, 2022:

killed – 9178;

wounded – 24629;

children killed– 120;

children wounded– 548;

(NOTE: all data below for social infrastructure buildings is collected since 2017)

social infrastructure buildings destroyed – 2895;

social infrastructure buildings damaged – 9987

Since February 24 till September 23, 2022:

killed – 908;

wounded – 3475;

children killed– 26;

social infrastructure buildings destroyed – 1790;

social infrastructure buildings damaged – 7470.


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