Putin declares annexation of Ukrainian lands | Daily News

Putin declares annexation of Ukrainian lands

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday presided over a ceremony to annex four Ukrainian regions partly occupied by his forces, escalating his seven-month war and taking it into an unpredictable new phase.

“This is the will of millions of people,” he said in a speech before hundreds of dignitaries in the St.George’s Hall of the Kremlin.

The ceremony took place three days after the completion of hastily staged so-called referendums Agencies.


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