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After fake referendums in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, President Putin signed the annexation agreement. This has been condemned internationally – what’s next?

Exactly seven months after the start of the offensive against Ukraine, Russia annexed four regions in the east of the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed agreements that ensure the inclusion of the Russian-held Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions.

It can go like this:

What do annexations mean for war?

Moscow ends with specially appointed Russian leadership of Ukrainian regions Luhansk, Donetsk, herson and Zaporizhia At their request, admission contracts into the territory. The documents will then be examined by the Constitutional Court of Russia and sealed by the upper house of the Russian Parliament – State Duma – and the Federation Council – next week.

This will probably inflame the war even more, because Ukraine controls parts of the regions and wants to completely liberate them with the help of Western weapons.

However, nuclear-powered Russia threatened to use all available means to defend the territories. In addition, Moscow has a minimal goal. The complete conquest of the Donetsk region wanted. So far, Russian troops control 58 percent there.

How does Ukraine react to annexations?

According to official information, immediately after the annexations, Ukraine wants an accelerated annexation Apply to join NATO. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has refused to negotiate with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. Ukraine is ready for dialogue with Russia – but only under another Russian president, he said.

in Ukraine, fake referendums and partial mobilization highlighted in the past easy to note taken. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has previously stressed that Ukraine will not be intimidated.

How’s the West going?

With the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, Russia is using force to move its borders across Europe for the first time since the Black Sea peninsula annexed Crimea in 2014. The United Nations criticizes this as a violation of international law.

EU and also Germany strongly condemned the move. The US has already imposed in response New sanctions against Russia.

How big is the area – and what do the annexations mean for the people there?

this is about one Area of ​​more than 108,000 square kilometers. This corresponds to the combined size of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Ukraine has lost control of about 20 percent of its territory, including the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which was similarly annexed in 2014. As then, there is no international recognition this time. Moscow refused to return the territories through diplomatic negotiations.

Do people in the occupied territories now have to fight in war?

While there is now a partial mobilization of reserve forces in Crimea to hold the newly occupied areas, citizens in these areas must do so. probably no direct call for military service fear. However, mobilization has already begun in Luhansk and Donetsk regions that have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists for years. The Ukrainians have been fighting there for eight years against the Ukrainians.

A transitional arrangement is likely in the newly occupied areas of Zaporizhia and Cherson regions. But Russia has recently issued hundreds of thousands of passports in disputed territories. Anyone who is a Russian citizen and prudent can engage in partial mobilization.

How to get the connection of regions in Russia?

An enthusiasm like the annexation of Crimea in 2014 is not felt at all in Russia. The mood is quite depressed this time because unlike then there is now a bloody war with thousands of dead. There is no end in sight. because the price of annexations is high billions for restructuring devastated areas are needed. Western sanctions are also putting pressure on the Russian economy.

Patriots are enthusiastic about Putin’s actions, even after the military’s defeats in Ukraine. Also there is this bodied protests against the war. The partial mobilization ordered by Putin is rooting out many families. The Kremlin boss was popular for a long time because he did not interfere in people’s private lives.

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