Sham referenda, mobilization “signs of Russian failure” - U.S. ambassador

Sham referenda, mobilization “signs of Russian failure” - U.S. ambassador

Sham referenda and mobilization are signs of Russia's weakness and failure in the war they unleashed against Ukraine.

That’s according to U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink, who released the comment via Twitter, Ukrinform reports.

“Sham referenda and mobilization are signs of weakness, of Russian failure. The United States will never recognize Russia's claim to purportedly annexed Ukrainian territory, and we will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes,” the ambassador tweeted.

Read also: British ambassador on Putin’s address: “He still refuses to understand Ukraine”

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Vyacheslav Volodin, the head of Russia’s legislature, the State Duma, spoke in favor of Russia accepting the temporarily captured territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. Russian mass media report that the occupying administrations decided to hold in the temporarily captured territories of Kherson and Zaporizhia regions "referenda on accession to Russia."

Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 21 signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia.

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