Putin finalizes the annexation of four regions in Ukraine

Putin completes annexation of four regions in Ukraine

UPDATE DAY

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed the law for the annexation of four Ukrainian regions and the decrees formally appointing as their heads the leaders that Moscow had already installed there. < /p>

The texts signed by the Russian leader state that the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia are accepted “into the Russian Federation in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation”.

M. Putin, despite an international outcry and military defeats on the ground, annexed these four territories which the Russian military partly controls, believing that they belonged to Russia by right after the hastily organized so-called referendums. /p>

In the aftermath, the Russian army suffered new military setbacks in the northeast of the country as well as in the Kherson region.