Russia announces on Thursday that it will officially annex four parts of Ukraine in a ceremony on Friday, three days after „referendums” in this regard, BBC News reports, News.ro reads.
„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, read by the Russian news agencies Tass and RIA Novosti.
„Vladimir Putin will deliver a voluminous speech at this event,” announced Peskov.
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.
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 can’t 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.