In an alarming update, British Ministry of Defence mentioned on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin could announce the accession of occupied locations of Ukraine to the Russian Federation for the duration of his deal with to parliament on September thirty.
Russian-backed officers in 4 occupied locations of Ukraine have been keeping referendums in these parts on no matter if they want to be a part of Russia. The West and Ukraine have denounced these referendums as illegitimate and sham.
Voting in these referendums- that started off previous 7 days on Friday- is getting held in two locations in Ukraine’s east and two in the south- Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
The referendums appear at a time when Russia is on a back again-foot as Ukraine’s counter-offensive has recaptured territory that Moscow seized given that its February invasion.
Vladimir Putin has also declared partial mobilisation of the country’s 2 million-solid army reserves a determination, which he mentioned was taken “to protect the motherland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity”. The go is getting seen as an escalation by the West.