Workers hang Russian flags outside an apartment building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Workers hang Russian flags outside an apartment building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Ukraine war

Russia claims win in Ukraine referendums, paving way for annexation

  • Unprecedented annexation of four Ukraine territories likely to begin in coming days
  • It follows so-called referendums that Kyiv and allies have denounced as illegitimate

Workers hang Russian flags outside an apartment building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Workers hang Russian flags outside an apartment building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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