Putin will preside over the ceremony of the Russian-occupied territories joining the Russian Federation on the 30th.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye, held a referendum on joining Russia and passed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will preside over the ceremony of joining the Russian Federation on the 30th.
In response, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Russia's move as a sign of heightened danger, which is bound to jeopardize the prospects for peace in the region.
"Any decision to occupy Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye in Ukraine is unfounded and deserved," Guterres told reporters, according to The Guardian. condemn."
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Guterres said that if Russia has no intention of pulling back from the brink and insists on occupying the four regions of Ukraine, it will have a long-term and severe impact on the global economy, especially developing countries, and will hinder the transportation of vitamins throughout Ukraine and other places. capital capacity.
The above-mentioned 4 areas have a total area of more than 90,000 square kilometers and a population of about 4 million people. This will be the largest forcible annexation in Europe since the Second World War.
Combined with the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia occupies a total of 20% of Ukraine's territory.