Ukraine regions controlled by Russia hold referendum votes denounced by West

Ukraine regions controlled by Russia hold referendum votes denounced by West

Ukraine regions controlled by Russia hold referendum votes denounced by West Separately, a UN inquiry reviews evidence of executions in at least 16 Ukraine towns Voting began Friday in Moscow-held regions of Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials there said. The Kremlin-orchestrated referendums, which have been widely denounced by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, are seen as a step toward annexing the territories by Russia. The votes are being held in …