The Public Referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye oblasts (states) in what was Ukraine, have now been completed. The ballots have been hand counted. By overwhelming majority, all four oblasts have voted to return home to Russia. All four are, at this very moment, now “Russian Territory” and they will be defended by the Russian Army.
From Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council, Dmitry Medvedev:
Together with a turnout of over 90%, this results in the approval of around 90% of all eligible voters. But I’m looking forward to the official release. So far, I have seen figures of over 97% of yes votes in all regions, so that in any case results in over 50% of all eligible voters, not just the votes cast.