Kremlin-installed authorities in four Ukrainian regions under Russian control claim victory in annexation votes, drawing global outrage, as Moscow warns it could use nuclear weapons to defend its territories.
Kremlin-organised referendums continue in Moscow-controlled regions of Ukraine.
"We expect Russia to manipulate the results of these referendums and falsely claim Ukrainians want to join Russia," says a senior Biden administration official and warns the "land grab" will not go unchallenged.
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