The OSCE condemned Pitin's attempt to annex Ukrainian territories, which he announced today during the signing of documents on the "accession" of captured parts of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

This was reported on the official website of the OSCE.

As it became known, the current Chairman of the OSCE, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau, the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Margareta Söderfelt, the Secretary General of the OSCE Helga Maria Schmid and the Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Roberto Montella unanimously condemned Putin's attempt to annex Ukrainian territories.

"The illegal annexation of sovereign Ukrainian territory, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today, is unacceptable.

It destroys the principle of territorial integrity, which is the basis of the fundamental principles of the OSCE and the international order.

These actions by the Russian Federation, which include military mobilization and irresponsible nuclear threats, will only lead to a further escalation of the conflict, endangering further millions of lives and causing even more senseless human suffering," the OSCE said in an official statement.

They also added that the decree signed by Putin is a gross violation of the fundamental norms of international law, the principles of the OSCE and the UN Charter.

This is a violation of the obligations that all participating states have agreed to.

"We once again call on the Russian Federation to withdraw all its forces from all of Ukraine.

We also confirm our steadfast support for the people of Ukraine in these difficult times and their commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders," the OSCE noted.

We will remind that the head of the Kremlin, Putin, signed documents on the "accession" of the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russians to the Russian Federation. 

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