Residents in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine began voting in referendums on joining Russia on Friday morning.
The big picture: Russian-installed leaders were holding votes in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions from Friday through Tuesday in what’s been widely slammed by Ukrainian, Western and other world leaders as a sham that could lead to the annexation of nearly 15% of Ukraine.
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rebecca Falconer