Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans

People wave Ukrainian flags during a rally against the Russian occupation in Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into a pro-Moscow "people's republic," it appears locals guessed right. (AP Photo/Olexandr Chornyi)

Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans