Russian President Vladimir Putin will tomorrow hold a signing ceremony formally annexing four more areas of Ukraine after self styled referendums condemned by Ukraine and the West as a Sham.
Russian-backed officials had earlier claimed the five day exercise secured, which is almost total popular support.
So-called votes were held in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, and in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson in the South.
The Russian President will make a major speech at the Kremlin.
Correspondents report that a stage has already been set up in Moscow’s Red Square, with billboards, proclaiming the four regions as part of Russia.