Russia president Putin to annex four Ukrainian territories in Kremlin ceremony 

By Euronews  with AP  •  Updated: 30/09/2022 – 14:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting via video link in Sochi, Russia September 27, 2022.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting via video link in Sochi, Russia September 27, 2022.   –   Copyright  Credit: Reuters

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Follow live updates as Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to stage a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall to proclaim Russia’s rule over around 15% of Ukraine, the biggest annexation in Europe since World War II. 

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In summary

  • Vladimir Putin set to formally annex four Ukrainian regions on Friday.
  • It follows ‘referendums’ in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia the West has slammed as “illegal”.
  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy hit out at the move and said Putin wanted “war more than life”.
  • UN chief Antonio Guterres called it a “dangerous escalation” and a violation of the United Nations charter.
  • It comes as Ukrainian forces “partially surround” a strategic city in eastern Ukraine.
  • Meanwhile, a Russian rocket attack killed at least 25 in Zaporizhzhia, while another 50 were wounded.

source https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/30/ukraine-war-russia-president-putin-to-annex-four-ukrainian-territories-in-kremlin-ceremony

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