War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 227-229 [08-10.10.2022]

Today’s update is published late in the evening as our team has been affected by the morning attack on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. We spend our day in bomb shelters in Lviv, Poltava, and Kyiv hiding during 5-hour airstrike alert. During the day we experienced issues with electricity and disruptions of mobile and internet connection.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 220-222 [01-03.09.2022, 10.00 am 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇯🇵🇩🇪🇨🇿🇷🇸🇷🇺]

On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the ‘accession to the Russian Federation’ of the occupied parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions. Putin’s speech aimed to underline the threat from the West that wants to colonize Russia, ‘exterminate ethnic groups’ and start ‘manhunting’ and the current crises are the results of the destroying policies of ‘Anglo-Saxons’.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 218-219 [29-30.09.2022, 10.00 am]

On September 28, the Russian occupation authorities in the partially occupied Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia regions appealed to the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to consider the issue of joining the captured territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. Russian authorities implausibly claimed that each sham referendum received between 87 and 99% approval from Ukrainian residents.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 216-217 [27-28.09.2022, 10.00 am 🇬🇧🇯🇵🇨🇿🇷🇸]

September 27 marked the end of voting in so-called referendums in the four occupied regions of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin could announce the annexation of occupied regions within a few days, the UK’s defence ministry said. Meanwhile,  Kazakhstan, one of Russia’s close ex-Soviet partners, will not recognise the possible annexation of Ukraine’s eastern regions by Russia through referendums held there, Reuters reported.