“It was emphasized that the voting took place in conditions of transparency, in full compliance with the norms and principles of international law.

The inhabitants of these regions exercised their right to self-determination in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter, the international human rights pacts of 1966 and the Helsinki Final Act of 1975.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Ankara does not recognize the results of referendums on joining Russia in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

According to preliminary data, after processing 100% of the protocols in the DPR, 99.23% of citizens voted in favor, in the Lugansk People's Republic - 98.42%, in the Zaporozhye region this figure was 93.11%, and in the Kherson region - 87.05%.