Putin illegally annexes territories in Ukraine, in spite of global opposition

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a ceremony formally annexing four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.

The Russian president signed what he calls “accession treaties” that world powers refuse to recognize. It’s his latest attempt to redraw the map of Europe at Ukraine’s expense.

(Image credit: Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

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