Show of strength from Putin after announcing his annexation decision

Show of strength from Putin after the annexation decision

Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions Russia After the agreements signed by Putin for the annexation of the country, the event was held in Moscow’s famous Red Square.

TEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED

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Tens of thousands of people attended the event with Russian flags. People in the squares often chanted ‘Russia’ slogans.

The event held in Myedan ​​was attended by Russian President Putin and his own appointed ‘leaders’ of the annexed regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia.

Emphasizing that today is important for Russia, Putin said, “Today we are living a special, historical day. The day of truth and justice.” said.

Putin: VICTORY WILL BE OURS

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Pointing out that referendums were held in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, Putin argued that according to the result of the referendum, these regions were included in Russian territory.

Expressing that they will do their best to ensure and support the security of the regions in question, Putin said, “We have become stronger because we are together. Truthfulness is with us. Truthfulness is power. Victory will be ours.” used the phrases.

RUSSIA’S ANNEX DECISION

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the document yesterday on the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions to Russian territory.

In his statement, Putin said, “These people voted for the common future, everyone living in those regions, people who left in 91, chose again for our national unity. After the revolution, there were borders that divided us. Despite the referendum in 91, they tore our great country apart, and we made this as if it were a fact. “It doesn’t matter anymore. The Soviet Union doesn’t exist anymore, and Russia today doesn’t need it. No decision is more important than the choice of millions. They wanted to return to their true, historical homeland. We want the West to hear me; The people in these four regions are now ours.” “We have called on the Kyiv regime to put aside the hostility as soon as possible. We will not discuss Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson. And the authorities here should see this decision, only in this way can we reach a peaceful solution,” he said.

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Putin also said, “They do not respect people’s free will choice, they do not have the right to speak on freedom of expression. Western elites do not ignore basic human rights, they divide the world in two. It will not break the unity of Ukraine and the Western Russian Federation. Today’s Russian phobia is in many respects that we do not colonize our own nation, that we do not colonize our own nation. We were able to do this because we were able to establish a strong centralized state. They took our world, our money and our power, now we have started to compensate for this damage in a way. Donetsk people, the West has been saying for years that we will bring democracy there, but this is the hypocrisy of the West.”

REACTIONS FROM THE WORLD

The European Council, consisting of the leaders of the EU countries, issued a statement right after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreements on the connection of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions in Ukraine to Russia.

The leaders of EU countries recorded that they strongly rejected and condemned the illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions by Russia.

US President Biden, in his first statement after the decision, said, “Russia violates international law, the world should reject this illegal annexation attempt.”

Stating that Russia violated international law and “trodden underfoot” the United Nations (UN) Convention, Biden said, “There is no doubt that these actions have no legitimacy.”

Graphic: Can Baytak

Graphic: Can Baytak

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg stated that Russia will never recognize the territories annexed in Ukraine as part of Russia.

About Ukraine’s application for membership, Stoltenberg said, “Ukraine has the right to choose its own path, what kind of security order it will enter.” said.

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