Putin annexes Ukraine regions in Europe’s biggest land grab since WW2 – BBC News – VIDEO

President Putin has announced the annexation of four regions of Ukraine that are controlled by Russian forces.

It’s the biggest seizure of territory in Europe since the Second World War.

The Russian leader’s declaration follows staged referendums in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Donetsk, which were denounced as sham by the international community.

President Putin warned the West he would protect the territory with all means at his disposal.

In response Ukraine said its application to join the NATO western alliance should be accelerated.

The United States announced new sanctions against Russia.

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  • September 30, 2022 at 4:25 pm
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    President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russia’s annexation of a swath of Ukraine on Friday in a speech at the Kremlin but the event was overshadowed by one of Russia’s worst battlefield defeats of the war, with one of its main garrisons surrounded.

  • September 30, 2022 at 4:26 pm
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    Putin annexes Ukraine territories as Zelenskyy wants Nato application fast-tracked
    In Moscow tonight they threw a party to celebrate the annexation of Ukrainian territories, while daring the enemies of Russia to take them back.

    This after a week which saw tens of thousands of Russians flee the country and the draft. President Putin peppered his triumphant speeches today with a world view that sounded as if he was already at war with the West.

    For its part, the West responded with more sanctions and weapons.

    But this may not be enough.

    There is a growing danger that this war will burst its boundaries.

    We start in Ukraine today and a warning – there are highly distressing images of an attack on civilians from the very beginning of my report.

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