A Russian serviceman at the recent ‘Vostok-2022’ military exercises. Ukraine’s president said 55,000 Russian soldiers had already died in the war in Ukraine. File photo: AFP
A Russian serviceman at the recent ‘Vostok-2022’ military exercises. Ukraine’s president said 55,000 Russian soldiers had already died in the war in Ukraine. File photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Russia stages referendums in Ukraine as Kremlin denies calling up 1 million reservists for war

  • Voting starts in four occupied regions of Ukraine on referendums to join Russia
  • Report suggests Kremlin amassing 1 million men, in secret part of mobilisation decree

A Russian serviceman at the recent ‘Vostok-2022’ military exercises. Ukraine’s president said 55,000 Russian soldiers had already died in the war in Ukraine. File photo: AFP
A Russian serviceman at the recent ‘Vostok-2022’ military exercises. Ukraine’s president said 55,000 Russian soldiers had already died in the war in Ukraine. File photo: AFP
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