The United States has received information about how the Russian occupation authorities are going to manipulate the results of the fake referendums in Ukraine, as well as about the specific numbers that should be announced by the Russians after they are held.
This was stated by White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre during a press briefing in Washington on Friday, Ukrinform’s own correspondent reports.
“We know that the results of these pseudo-referendums will be manipulative. We have information that confirms that the representatives of the Russian authorities have already established what the indicators should be regarding the turnout of voters, as well as the results of the voting,” the representative of the White House noted.
She clarified that in some regions the occupation authorities have already determined specific numbers of fake votes – within 75% for allegedly “joining” Russia, which should be announced based on the results of these fake “votes”.
In this connection, the representative of the White House noted that Russia is in a hurry to hold fictitious plebiscites, but this is not a demonstration of the strong position of the regime, but quite the opposite.
As reported by Ukrinform, the White House confirmed its readiness on Friday introduce “severe” sanctions against the Russian Federation in case it uses the results of sham pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine in order to attempt their annexation.