The Western narrative, present in all the Western media, has been, since March, 2022, that the Ukraine, with advanced US weapons, completely destroyed the Russian invasion force. All Putin's outmoded and inept Soviet tanks and aeroplanes were no match for the advanced US weapons the Ukrainians had and with which they killed almost all the soldiers and destroyed almost all the tanks and aeroplanes. A few Russians managed to avoid the Ukrainian army and continue to shell undefended villages, killing civilians, but the Ukrainian military are too well protected for the Russians to dare attack.
After the Ukrainians killed off the initial invasion force, Putin is drafting 13-year-old boys and 70-year-old men, since that's all he has left.
Now, of course, the same people who forced a referendum on Serbia and took Kosovo announced that any Russian referendum is a heinous violation of international law and, of course, the "Rules-based-order", where only the US can make any rules or give any orders, and all American rules are supported by all the US neocolonials in Europe and the UK, meaning those rules have the universal support of everyone who is allowed to have an opinion.
The current Western narrative is that the Russians have trapped some civilians (no Ukrainian army around, since they can't be everywhere) and forced them to vote to be part of Russia, something no one in Ukraine wants.
Like all the Western narrative, Russia have videos showing soldiers in their 20s with lots of working tanks and aeroplanes that are obviously (if one knows tanks) far more advanced than Soviet tanks, but, of course, a) the West make it as difficult as possible for anyone to see those videos, and b) the Weast say that anyone who does see them is just seeing a Photoshopped video that makes those 13-year-old boys and 70-year-old men look like they're in their 20s and riding in modern tanks and aeroplanes.
The Russians also have videos of lots of people very happy to be voting to be part of Russia. Again, the Western narrative is that they are forced to pretend to be happy at gunpoint.
It seems clear that a huge majority will vote to be part of Russia. Russia brought about 1,000 foreign observers who say the election is honest, but, of course, the Western narrative is that it's just a few dozen actors in different costumes. Looks in the Russian videos to be about 1,000 from all over, but the Western narrative says don't be fooled by the Russian Photoshop.
And, on Wednesday, it gets interesting: the Western narrative is that everyone in the Ukraine wants the Russians out, that no one voted to be part of Russia except at gunpoint, but on Wednesday, Russia will say the Donbass, Kherson, and Zaporozhye are now part of Russia and will be defended as part of Russia.
And NATO say they will help the Ukraine with intelligence, advisors, and weapons to return all the territory that the West consider part of the Ukraine and reduce Russia to several small, unarmed states.
So is NATO about to lose a lot of their military satellites that have been providing targeting information for the HIMARS the West gave the Ukraine? Will Russia finally cut all the rail lines that bring Western weaponry into the Ukraine? Will Russia target the foreign advisors?
And what will NATO do then?????