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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:35 AM

Putin declares 'four new regions of Russia' as Moscow annexes parts of Ukraine

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Source: CNBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday declared four new regions of the country shortly after holding sham referendums in parts of occupied Ukraine. “There are four new regions of Russia,” Putin said in a televised ceremony from the Kremlin in Moscow, according to a translation. “The results are known, well known,” Putin said, referring to the series of votes that Ukraine and Western governments say breached international law. He claimed the results were due to the will of millions of people, saying they had the right to self-determination.

The territory being seized more than seven months into the Kremlin’s war consists of two pro-Russian “republics” in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, and in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south. It is thought to make up roughly 18% of Ukraine’s land, although the precise details of the boundaries were not immediately clear. Unsurprisingly, the votes, seen as illegitimate by Ukraine and its allies, saw a majority of people vote to join Russia. Echoing previous claims that the West is trying to undermine Russia, Putin said, “The West is looking for new opportunities to hit us and they always dreamt about breaking our state into smaller states who will be fighting against each other.”

“They cannot be happy with this idea that there is this large country with all [these] natural riches and people who will never live under a foreign oppression,” he added. His comments come shortly after a civilian convoy in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia was hit by a Russian strike, killing at least 23 people. Those in the convoy were heading into Russian-occupied territory to pick up their relatives, the city’s governor said. Moscow has issued a statement saying the attack was carried out by Ukraine.

Nuclear threat

Ukraine said the referendums were carried out “under the barrel of a gun” and called on its international allies to immediately ramp up severe sanctions on Russia in order to deter it from annexing more territory as it did with Crimea in 2014. Kyiv said it will not stop fighting until it has reclaimed every last inch of land lost to Russia and said it will not negotiate with the Kremlin following the so-called votes.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday declared four new regions of the country, shortly after signing a decree formally annexing parts of occupied Ukraine. “There are four new regions of Russia,” Putin said from the Kremlin in Moscow, according to a translation.

Putin’s comments come shortly after Moscow formally incorporated four occupied parts of Ukraine into the Russian Federation. These include two self-proclaimed, pro-Russian “republics” in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, and in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south.

The annexation follows a series of referendums that the West described as a sham. Unsurprisingly, the votes, seen as illegitimate, illegal and rigged by Ukraine and its allies, saw a majority of people vote to join Russia.

Ukraine said the referendums were carried out “under the barrel of a gun” and called on its international allies to immediately ramp up severe sanctions on Russia in order to deter it from annexing more territory as it did with Crimea in 2014. Kyiv said it will not stop fighting until it has reclaimed every last inch of land lost to Russia and said it will not negotiate with the Kremlin following the so-called votes.

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BumRushDaShow Sep 30 OP
Irish_Dem Sep 30 #1
moonshinegnomie Sep 30 #2
SuperCoder Sep 30 #3
Lovie777 Sep 30 #4
C_U_L8R Sep 30 #5
muriel_volestrangler Sep 30 #6
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 30 #7
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KY_EnviroGuy Sep 30 #9
dalton99a Sep 30 #10

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:36 AM

1. Putin will keep going until someone stops him.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:38 AM

2. ukraine should annex moscow

declare it part of new ukraine

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:40 AM

3. Sigh

What next?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:41 AM

4. Those four regions are still Ukraine .....

Putin is delusional just like his friend, shithole.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:56 AM

5. I decree that all regions of Russia are now part of the North Pole

Bow down to your Santa master, Pootie, and atone.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:56 AM

6. Is he claiming the whole of each of those 4 Ukrainian oblasts?

Or just the bits he currently had enough military control over to stage the sham "referendums" in? It seems they haven't been clear:

Even Mr Peskov was unable to define where Russia would draw its new borders in occupied southern Ukraine. However, he said Russia would treat all of the Donetsk region as part of Russia. As for those parts not under occupation, he said those would have to be liberated.

"It provides a diversion for the Russian people and the Russian state," says Paul Stronski of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who believes little will change in practice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63086767

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:01 AM

7. Putin illegally proclaims annexation of four Ukrainian regions at Moscow ceremony



https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/30/russia-ukraine-war-putin-annexation-live-updates/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Russian President Vladimir Putin is moving to annex four regions of Ukraine, after staging referendums that were widely denounced as illegal under international law. In a grand ceremony in the Kremlin on Friday, he said Russia would gain four new regions — Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — and said people living there would “be our citizens forever.”

In Zaporizhzhia, suspected Russian missiles struck a civilian convoy killed at least 25 people early Friday, Ukrainian officials said. With roughly a quarter of Zaporizhzhia still in Kyiv’s hands, including the city of the same name, Russia’s grip on the region remains tenuous even as it plans to claim it as its own.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:10 AM

8. "Putin said from the Kremlin in Moscow."

He should have given his speech in Kherson, Ukraine.



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:35 AM

9. I'm thinking the U.S. should annex....

a huge chunk of eastern Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula.

We need some new land to relocate Republicans to......


All President Biden has to do is just "think it"........


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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:09 AM

10. Putin needs to be dead.

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