UNITED NATIONS, September 24. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described as hysterical the West’s reaction to the referendums in the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics and in the Kherson and the Zaporozhye Regions.
"The West has been hysterical about the referendums in the LPR, the DPR and in Ukraine’s Kharkov and Zaporozhye Regions. But the people there have in fact been reacting to what [Vladimir] Zelensky, who heads the Kiev regime, advised them in one of his interviews in August 2021, when he recommended all those who consider themselves Russian to `leave for Russia’ for the sake of their children and grandchildren," the Russian minister told the General Debate of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly.
"This is exactly what residents of the above mentioned regions have been doing, taking their territories where their ancestors lived for ages with them," Lavrov emphasized
The DPR and the LPR as well as the Kherson Region and the liberated areas of the Zaporozhye Region began on Friday their vote on accession to Russia as separate constituent members. Voting will last until Tuesday.
The hysteria in Western capitals concerning the current referendums ongoing in the DPR and LPR as well as in the liberated areas of the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions is telling, Russian Foreign Minister said.
"I would like to comment forthwith on some of the remarks that are heard nowadays from Washington, London, Brussels and other Western capitals concerning the referendums, which are being held these days in the DPR, LPR and the liberated areas of the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions. The hysteria we are witnessing is quite revealing. The direct expression of citizens’ will has long ceased to be a form of establishing control over this or that territory, which the West accepts and supports," the Russian minister told.