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Russia’s war strategy: How staged referendums factor into play

In Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Russian colours and flags may be everywhere, and much of the ethnic Russian population in this war-torn area supports a referendum to join Russia. But in Zaphorizhzhia, Ukraine, there’s strong Ukrainian defiance toward Russia as the war goes on. Eric Sorensen looks at what the Russian strategy with the war is now, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country is mobilizing 300,000 troops amid the war in Ukraine – and how a referendum may factor into play.