Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of the territories occupied in Ukraine. He signed the relevant decrees during the "ceremony of joining new territories."
"Referendums" were held in the occupied Ukrainian territories from 23 to 27 September. At the same time, residents of the regions shared details on social networks and told how armed pro-Russian security forces went from house to house and forced some residents to vote.
All civilized countries have said that they will not recognize the results of pseudo-referendums. Even the countries previously allied with the Russian Federation are in no hurry to support the "expression of the will of the inhabitants of the republics." For example, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart-Tokayev, said directly to Putin's face that he does not recognize quasi-republics. And Putin's eternal friend, the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said that "he needs to think."
Russia occupied 4 Ukrainian regions, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye, as well as the Crimean peninsula.
Putin recognized the "independence" of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions 2 days before the invasion of Ukraine - on February 22, 2022, and he signed the "decrees on independence" of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions on September 29.
During his address, the Kremlin head once again spoke about the "decaying West", the growing level of Russophobia and "Nazis in Ukraine." He did not forget to mention nuclear weapons.
Putin noted that residents of the occupied regions “become citizens of the Russian Federation forever,” and he does not intend to discuss this at negotiations with Ukraine, if any.
The President of the Russian Federation, referring to the occupied territories, said: "We will defend our land by all means." Then he recalled that the United States was the first in the world to use nuclear weapons, which "created a precedent."
After a long speech, Putin signed decrees on the “annexation” of the Ukrainian territories, and the “heads” of the occupied regions also signed their signatures: Yevhen Balitsky, head of the occupying power of the Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Saldo, head of the occupying power of the Kherson Region, as well as the leaders of the LND and the DPR "- Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin.
Putin, among other things, confidently stated that he knew who carried out the attack on Nord Stream.
“Sanctions are not enough for the Anglo-Saxons, they switched to sabotage - they organized explosions on pipelines. In fact, they set about destroying the pan-European infrastructure. Whoever benefits, he did, ”he said.
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Inherited from the President of Russia and progressive values.
“Do we want to have a parent No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 instead of mom and dad in Russia? Do we want children to be told that there are other genders besides men and women? Is this the future we want for our children? This is unacceptable for us,” Putin said.
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, promising to "take Kyiv in 3 days." For 8 months of the war, the Russian army managed to occupy the Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkov regions. During the successful counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the Kharkiv region was de-occupied, and now the Ukrainian counter-offensive is moving along the entire front.
All Western countries supported Ukraine not only in words, but also help with weapons. The United States, for the first time since World War II, approved lend-lease, which could give Ukraine an even greater advantage at the front. Military experts and Western intelligence say that Ukraine will win this war of conquest.
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