During the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to make a statement on referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
According to the Russian media, in particular the publication RBC, which cites three sources in the presidential administration, Putin’s speech is expected at the end of the day. However, sources say they do not know what he will announce. Telegram channels also report that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu may also speak on September 20.
As our publication reported, referenda on entry into Russia will be held in three regions of Ukraine – Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson. On the same day, September 20, the public of the Zaporozhye region called for organizing a similar vote. The Russian Foreign Ministry and the State Duma reacted positively to these initiatives.