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 …