The Russian Federation Council ratified "agreements" on the inclusion (annexation) of the occupied parts of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions into the Russian Federation.
The Federation Council supported the annexation unanimously. Therefore, the annexation procedure of these Ukrainian territories has been completed. Russia announced that the occupied regions would keep their names.
On September 30, 2022, the President of the Russian Federation Putin announced the "accession" of the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine to Russia, then the constitutional court called these "agreements" as "corresponding to the basic law." On October 3, the State Duma ratified these annexation "agreements".
- On September 23, the Russian occupiers started so-called "referendums" in the captured parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. On September 27, the occupiers announced the results of their pseudo-referendums, everywhere — more than 87% were in favor of "joining" to Russia.
- A number of countries have declared that they do not admit the results of these pseudo-referendums, Russia has promised sanctions.
- On September 30, Putin signed decrees admitting the "independence" of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine. He referred to the "results" of the pseudo-referendum.