Situationsbericht Tag 215
September 26, 2022 - Wahlen der selbsternannten "Referenden" in der Ukraine zum Anschluß an Russland dauern bereits vier Tage, nachdem seitens US vor "katastrophalen Folgen" gewarnt wurde, sollte Moskau Atomwaffen einsetzen, um die annektierten Regionen zu schützen.
Ukrainians have reported armed soldiers going door-to-door in occupied parts of the country to collect votes.
By incorporating the areas of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhya into Russia, Moscow could portray efforts to retake them as attacks on Russia itself, a warning to Kyiv and its Western allies.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the U.S. would respond to any Russian use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine and had spelled out to Moscow the “catastrophic consequences” it would face.