The Moscow Exchange index fell by 7.54%.
The Moscow Exchange reacted negatively to the news about the preparation of “referendums” in the occupied territories of Ukraine and the appearance of the word “mobilization” in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
According to the Russian edition of Meduza, the quotes of securities on the Moscow Exchange went down sharply.
By 15:00, the Moscow Exchange index fell by 7.54% to 2247.2 points. The RTS index fell by 7.44% to 1177.99 points. Soon, the indices won back part of the losses, but remained at the lowest levels in recent weeks.
This happened after reports of “referendums” being held in the self-proclaimed “LPR” and “DPR” and the decision of the State Duma to add the concepts of “mobilization” and “martial law” to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Referendum in the “DNR” and “LNR”: what you should know
Recall that today the so-called “People’s Council” of the pseudo-republic “LPR” voted for holding a “referendum” on joining the Russian Federation. The “law” on the pseudo-referendum has already been signed by the leader of the “LNR” Leonid Pasechnik.
The occupiers say that they will announce the official results of the pseudo-votes on September 28 or 29, “after which the “DPR” and “LPR” can send an official request to join Russia.” Voting at the “referenda” will be both face-to-face and absentee.
According to two Meduza sources close to the Putin administration, “referendums” will be held simultaneously not only in the “DNR”, “LNR” and in the Kherson region, but also in Zaporizhzhya, pseudo-voting is being prepared on the same dates.
Gauleiter Volodymyr Saldo, who now heads the occupation administration in the Kherson region, also announced a “referendum” on joining the Russian Federation.
A day earlier, the head of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin addressed the leader of the “LNR” Leonid Pasechnik with a proposal to join forces to prepare for a pseudo-referendum on the entry of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine into the Russian Federation.