Russia launches plan to formally annex Ukraine’s territories Pipa News

Russia launches plan to formally annex Ukraine’s territories

This week, two Russian-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine announced they would hold a referendum on joining Russia. A Putin loyalist predicted that the results would permanently change the geopolitical landscape in Moscow’s favor.

The move, which deepens Moscow’s conflict with the West, has Putin consider his next step in a war that has fought between the East and the West more than any other event since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Relations remained strained, but Russia suffered a military defeat. in Northeast Ukraine.

The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), backed by Russia and the neighboring Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), announced that the scheduled referendum would take place from September 23 to September 27.

DPR leader Denis Pushilin asked Putin in a social media post: “I ask you, as soon as possible, to consider the DPR becoming a member of Russia in case of a favorable outcome in the referendum – which we have none of it.” There is no doubt.”

Russian-established officials in the southern Kherson region, where Moscow’s forces occupy more than 95% of the territory, announced earlier on Tuesday that they had also chosen to hold a vote. Officials in a region of Ukraine called Zaporizhia who are pro-Russian were presumed to have done so.

Such a referendum, according to Ukraine and the US, would be pretentious, and they made it clear that they and many other nations would not recognize the results.

The move, which deepens Moscow’s conflict with the West, has Putin consider his next step in a war that has fought between the East and the West more than any other event since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Relations remained strained, but Russia suffered a military defeat. in Northeast Ukraine.

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