The Constitutional Court of Russia recognized four agreements on the annexation of the occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia in accordance with the Basic Law of the Russian Federation. About it reported on the website of the court.
On Friday, September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed contracts on the admission of four new subjects to Russia – the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. This “clear choice,” the president said, adding: “People living in Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Donetsk become ours forever.”
After that, in accordance with Russian law, Putin turned to the Constitutional Court with a request to check international treaties for compliance with constitutionality. The court considered the President’s appeal for one day.
“Referendums” in the occupied regions of Ukraine were held from 23 to 27 September. The houses of Ukrainian residents were bypassed by armed men in balaclavas and with machine guns, wrote The New York Times. “We have already found out: refusal to vote is a guaranteed one-way ticket to the basement of a house at gunpoint,” said a resident of the occupied territory.