Russia forges ahead with annexation plan despite military retreats

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
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Russian President Vladimir Putin may finalise his plan to annex four Ukrainian regions later on Tuesday, even as his forces are being pushed back by Ukraine on two separate battlefield fronts shrinking the amount of seized territory he controls.

Russia, which has escalated its seven-month war with its annexation drive, a mobilisation and warnings of nuclear weapons use, looks to be in a hurry to complete a process which Ukraine and the West say is illegal and won't be recognised.

The upper house of Russia's parliament earlier on Tuesday voted...

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