Russia announces illegal annexation of 4 Ukrainian territories

Vladimir Putin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced the illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine.

The regions — Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia — comprise approximately one-fifth of Ukraine, CNN reports. It will be the largest forced land annexation in Europe since 1945.

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