"Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons, if necessary, on the basis of nuclear doctrine": said, quoted by Tass, the vice president of
the Russian security council, and former president of the Federation, Dmitry Medvedev.
Russia - he added - "will do everything possible to
prevent hostile neighbors, such as Ukraine, from purchasing nuclear weapons".
Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities denounce new Russian attacks over the past 24 hours.
"A Russian attack took place tonight in Kryvyi Rih (southern Ukraine): the Russians hit the airport with a Kh-59 missile. The infrastructure was destroyed," Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the military administration, wrote on social media. regional, adding that no people were injured in the attack.
The city of Mykolaiv was
"heavily" bombed during the night, Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych reports on Telegram, stating that the attacks were two and affected different areas of the city.
"Civil buildings, in particular residential structures and shops,
as well as the water supply network were damaged".
Pro-Russians, for their part, claim that the Ukrainian army bombed nine settlements in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in the early hours of today.
According to the DPR mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination, cited by TASS, ten 152mm rounds and eleven 155mm rounds were fired over Donetsk before 6:00 am and eight other villages were targeted. .
"The Ukrainian army is heavily bombing the territory of the DPR in an attempt to interrupt the referendum
on joining Russia," the pro-Russian authority in Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, told the Rossiya-24 television channel on Saturday.
They arrived at the last day of voting in the areas of Ukraine occupied by the Russians and in the cross-border centers that host refugees for the referendums called by Moscow, and defined as "a farce" by the West, for the annexation of those territories to Russia.
Lugansk's pro-Russian leader Leonid Pasechnik told
TASS this morning that he considered the consultation valid.
"I think today we can say that the referendum is indeed valid," he told reporters after voting.
Meanwhile, three Lugansk seats have been evacuated.
"Three polling stations were evacuated to a bomb shelter for
They will resume operations after the bombing is over and the situation has stabilized, "the head of the LPR Central Election Commission, Yelena Kravchenko, told TASS.
President Vladimir Putin is expected to address both houses of the Russian parliament on Friday 30 September and could use the speech to formally announce the accession of the occupied Russian territories of Ukraine to Russia.
This was stated by the British Ministry of Defense in
its latest intelligence update, arguing that "there is a realistic possibility that Putin will use his speech to formally announce the accession of the occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The referendums currently underway in these territories they should end today, September 27th ".
According to Gb intelligence, "Russian leaders almost certainly hope that any announcement of membership will be seen as a vindication of the 'special military operation'
Meanwhile, the situation in the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant remains tense.
"The employees do not want to cooperate with the Russians and try to leave the territories temporarily occupied by the armed forces of Moscow. The occupied part of the Kherson region is completely closed in and out," writes the General Staff of the Armed Forces on Facebook. Ukraine, in the usual 6 o'clock message on the military situation.