Putin to sign annexation of Ukrainian regions this Friday; Zelensky calls for global “reaction”

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will sign this Friday (30) the decrees for the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as announced this Thursday by the Kremlin.

The spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, indicated that the ceremony will take place in a hall of the country’s government palace, at 15h local (9:00 am Brasília time), and there will be a speech by the head of state.

The authorities of the four regions, which underwent a referendum , disembarked on Wednesday night in Moscow, after traveling on a regular flight.

Kherson’s political leaders, Volodymyr Saldo; de Zaporizhzhia, Yevhen Balytskyi; from Donetsk, Denis Pushilin; and from Luhansk, Leonid Pasetchnik, formally asked Putin for the incorporation of the territories by Russia.

According to the results released by the pro-Russian authorities, with 100% of the polls counted, between 87,05% and 99,23% of voters in territories partially controlled by Moscow troops supported the annexation.

The forecast is that the two chambers of the Russian Parliament will formally approve the agreements for the integration of the territories already early next week.

On Friday afternoon (local time), an act in support of the annexation of the four new territories will take place in Red Square. The Kremlin announced that it would inform later about Putin’s possible participation in the demonstration.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has convened an urgent meeting of the country’s National Security Council for this Friday. fair on annexations. The convening of the Council was announced by the presidential office, according to the Ukrinform news agency.

Earlier in the day, Zelensky said in a telephone conversation with Polish President Andrzej Duda that the community The international community needed a “strong reaction” to Moscow’s “illegal actions”. “undermine the foundations of international law,” he said, according to a statement from the Ukrainian presidential office.

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