The referendum on joining Russia is finished, the fierce fighting in Ukraine continues

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Ukrainian and Russian forces and further are fighting heavy battles in different parts of Ukraine, дecho today is expected to finish referendums in the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and in the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, Ukrainian territories that Moscow says intend to join Russia.

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenski said that the Donetsk region in the east of the country remains a major strategic priority for his country as well as for Russia, where are they headed fighting for several cities as Russian troops try to advance on јug and on зdown. At the same time sThere were also strikes in the Kharkiv region in the northeast, which has been the focus of Ukraine's counteroffensive this month. the world media reports.

Ukrainian forces continued efforts to disable four bridges and other river crossings to disrupt supply lines to Russian forces in the south.

The Southern Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Tuesday announced that in his counteroffensive of Хerson, the enemy lost 77 soldiers, six tanks, five howitzers, three anti-aircraft systems and 14 armored vehicles.

The British agency Reuters pack could not independently verify these reports from the battlefield.

On the other hand Moscow believes it will annex the regions Хerson, Luhansk, Donetsk and Zaporizhia, in the east and south, which make up about 15 percent of Ukraine, after a referendum organized by pro-Russian forces there.

None of these areas is fully under Moscow's control and fighting continues along the entire frontline, with Ukrainian forces reporting further progress after defeating Russian troops in the Kharkiv region earlier this month.

Otherwise, MrThe process of joining Russia began on Friday in those regions and is expected to end today, and the Russian parliament could approve the accession within days.

Kyiv and most countries including Macedonia rejected those referendums and vowed not to recognize their results.

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