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Daily Memo: Putin Announces Annexation
The Russian president called on Kyiv to return to the negotiating table.
Putin’s announcement. Following so-called referendums held earlier this week in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the formal annexation of the four occupied regions of Ukraine on Friday. He said the regions would be “Russian forever” and promised to use all available means to protect all of Russia. He also called on […]