According to British intelligence, Vladimir Putin on Friday 30 September could formally announce the accession of the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. Medvedev reiterates: “Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary”.
The referendum on annexation to Russia, underway since last Friday in the four Ukrainian regions under the partial or total control of Moscow forces, is starting to conclude.
In Donbas, in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia the inhabitants are going to the polls, for the votes that the international community considers a “farce”.
According to the British Ministry of Defense, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday 30 September could speak to the Federal Assembly, the joint session of both houses of Parliament, and formally announce on that occasion the accession of the occupied territories of Ukraine. to Russia.
The British Ministry of Defense, in its latest intelligence update, published this morning on Twitter, actually re-launches rumors that had already circulated in Moscow.
“There is a realistic possibility that Putin will use his speech to formally announce the accession of the occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The referendums currently underway within these territories are expected to end on September 27,” the report reads.
Meanwhile, precisely in Zaporizhzhia, one of the areas where the referendums are taking place, the situation in the nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, “is tense”.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote it on Facebook in the usual 6 o’clock message on the military situation. “The employees do not want to cooperate with the Russians and are trying to leave the territories temporarily occupied by the armed forces of Moscow”, it reads.
And even the occupied part of the Kherson region is completely closed in and out.
Meanwhile, Dmitry Medvedev, vice president of the Russian Security Council and former president of the Federation, spoke once again on the nuclear threat, according to whom Russia has “the right to use nuclear weapons, if necessary, on the basis of nuclear doctrine”.
At the same time, Medvedev added, Moscow “will do everything possible to prevent hostile neighbors, such as Ukraine, from acquiring nuclear weapons”.