Voting in referenda on joining Russia in the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, is coming to an end.
In the latter three, voting ended at 13:00 p.m. UTC on Tuesday. In the DPR, some polling stations have also already closed, with some remaining open until 17:00 UTC. Preliminary results are coming in from polling stations on Russian territory, where refugees and diplomatic corps were allowed to vote.
In the LPR, the referendum has already been recognized as valid, and international observers have not documented any violations during the voting process. Counting has already begun at a number of polling stations in the territory, and the final results may be known by Wednesday morning.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.