Kremlin to announce annexation of occupied Ukrainian territories on Sept. 30

29 September 2022, 01:58 PM
The Kremlin announced Putin's speech on annexation (Photo:REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)

The Kremlin announced Putin's speech on annexation (Photo:REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has decided that he will announce the annexation of currently occupied Ukrainian territories on Sept. 30, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov revealed on Sept. 29, according to Russian propaganda agency RIA Novosti.

Peskov stated that Putin is also planning to give a “voluminous” speech regarding this annexation.

From Sept. 23 to 27, the Russian invaders staged so-called "referendums" in the occupied parts of the Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. None of these regions is fully controlled by Russia. Ukraine and the vast majority of Western countries have declared that the results of these sham referendums will not be recognized.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has emphasized that Russian annexations will not change the current course of Ukrainian liberation. He has noted that official annexation will render negotiations impossible.

On Sept. 27, Russian occupation authorities announced the "results" of the predetermined and staged referendum in the occupied territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, and presented figures of 87-99% in favor across the occupied territories, despite these numbers being entirely fictitious.

The next day, Russian puppet authorities “appealed” to Putin "with a request to consider" the "annexation" of the occupied territories, staged as a reaction to the falsified results.

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