Ukraine Calls For UN Security Council Meeting On Russia's Sham Referenda
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko said on Sept. 24 that Ukraine “has requested an urgent meeting” of the UN Security Council over Russia’s sham referendums in the occupied parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.
Photo Insert: “Russia must be held accountable for its further attempts to change Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders in a violation of the UN Charter,” Nikolenko said.
“Russia must be held accountable for its further attempts to change Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders in a violation of the UN Charter,” Nikolenko said.
The illegal voting on joining Russia started in these four regions on Sept. 23 and will run through Sept. 27, Kyiv Independent reported.
Russia is considering imposing martial law, banning men of draft age from leaving the country, and cracking down on protesters who oppose the mobilization of up to 1.2 million citizens to fight a war in Ukraine that was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24, 2022.
Russian media Verstka reported on Sept. 24 that Russia is considering imposing martial law “if Ukraine continues to attack" occupied territories that Russia plans to illegally annex after holding sham referendums.
Military commanders who have been bearing the brunt of Ukrainian attacks have been ordered by Putin to stay put in the Kherson region despite the lack of logistical support that had led to thousands of soldiers surrendering.
Putin wants commanders to dig in and not surrender. While he has accepted some recommendations by Russian commanders, Putin’s increased involvement on the battlefield has reportedly “created tensions.”
As a result, these generals have asked Putin to serve on the frontlines and be subjected to daily missile, rocket, and artillery attacks that have raised the average daily fatality rate to zoom to 250, or five times higher than the daily fatality rate for Ukrainian troops, the Ouest-France newspaper reported.
A total of 764 people have been detained during anti-mobilization protests in Russia on Sept. 24. According to the Russian independent monitoring group OVD-Info, police detained more than 764 people in 33 cities across Russia, including at least 390 in Moscow.
Ukrainian forces have recently shot down two Russian Su-30 jets, one Su-25 and one Su-34, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said in its evening briefing on Sept. 24.