NATO says it will never recognize Russia's "sham" referendums in Ukraine

NATO says it will never recognize Russia's "sham" referendums in Ukraine

Separatist leaders in four Ukrainian regions say referendums on joining Russia have begun From Olga Voitovych and Mick Krever Separatist leaders in four regions of Ukraine say that referendums on joining Russia – widely condemned in the West as a farce – are underway. Western and Ukrainian leaders alike have denounced the exercise, which will take place in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia, as a “sham” of no legal consequence. Large swaths of the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions in particular …