Voting has opened in Moscow-controlled areas of Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia.
Residents can visit polling stations in the eastern Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces until Tuesday.
NATO says the ballots are a "sham" and have "no legitimacy".
The results are seen as a foregone conclusion and would complete the annexation of the areas, with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's government in Ukraine, and the West saying they won't recognise the outcome of the vote.
Yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney, will today told the UN Security Council that “even countries as powerful as Russia” must be held to account for their actions.
It comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the country’s first ‘partial mobilisation’ since World War II – with plans to call up 300,000 reservists to join forces in the invasion of Ukraine.