Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1:28 p.m
Russia announces that it will officially annex four parts of Ukraine in a ceremony on Friday, three days after “referendums” in this regard, BBC News reports.
“A ceremony to sign agreements regarding the entry of new territories into the Russian Federation will take place tomorrow (Friday), at 3:00 p.m. (local time) (and Romanian time), at the Kremlin,” a Kremlin spokesman said. Dmitri Peskov, quoted by the Russian news agencies Tass and RIA Novosti.
“Vladimir Putin will deliver a voluminous speech at this event,” announced Peskov.
Previously, the representatives installed by Russia in charge of the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, in the east of Ukraine, and in Zaporizhzhya and Kherson, in the south, were in Moscow on Thursday to finalize the annexation of these Ukrainian regions following “referendums” rejected as “simulacra” “by Kyiv and the West, reports AFP.
According to Russian press agencies, the separatist leaders of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson arrived in Moscow on Wednesday evening by plane.
“I am in Moscow,” Leonid Pasecinik, installed by Russia as the head of the Luhansk region (east), told the official Russian news agency Tass on Thursday.
They are to be received by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in order to carry out the annexation of Ukrainian territories to Russia.
The four separatist leaders sent “official” requests in this regard to the Kremlin leader on Wednesday.
“A meeting with the president is, of course, foreseen. I cannot say where and when. I don’t have this information,” a representative of the Kherson occupation administration, Kiril Stremusov, simply stated on Thursday.
The process of annexing the four areas under Russian control in Ukraine has accelerated in recent days, with the hasty organization of “referendums” – rejected as a “masquerade” and a “simulacrum” by Kyiv and its supporters in the West.
According to Russian press agencies, the Russian Parliament is going to vote – in the next few days – on a text formalizing the annexation.
Vladimir Putin is going to give a speech in front of the Russian deputies and senators, gathered in Moscow.
An indication that the Kremlin will mark this is the preparation of festivities in Moscow on Friday.
The Moscow City Hall announced the closure of some roads in the center of the Russian capital, around the emblematic Red Square, where work was being done on the installation of a stage.
Vladimir Putin gave a speech, with great fanfare, in 2014, after the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea Peninsula, under the domes of the Kremlin, in which he asked the Russian parliamentarians to validate the annexation of this Ukrainian territory to Russia.
The international community has never recognized this annexation.
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