Welcome to Kyiv, where officials have received with derision and contempt Moscow’s claim that more than 96 per cent of those polled in areas they occupy want to become part of Russia.
Russian state media announced the extreme – and entirely expected – initial results of four referendums, widely seen outside Russia as coercive, illegitimate and inflammatory.
Fighting continues around these regions, as Ukraine attempts to liberate more of its territory.
Well the village of Vysokopillia has been taken back by Ukraine – and is near the village of Velyka Kostromka which is close to the frontline. Both are still being shelled on a daily basis by Russia.
Shot and Edited by Soren Munk. Produced by Rob Hodge.