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Putin to annex seized Ukrainian land, UN warns of 'dangerous escalation'

If Russia moves ahead with its plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, it would mark a 'dangerous escalation' that would jeopardise the prospects for peace in the region, the UN Secretary-General said

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President Vladimir Putin will begin formally annexing four Ukrainian regions to Russia on Friday in a move that the United Nations warned would mark a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict and which should be condemned.
 
Moscow's planned annexation of 15% of Ukraine's territory confirms that Putin is doubling down on his war against Russia's neighbour despite suffering a major military reversal this month.
 
Ukrainian troops on Thursday were moving to capture the Russian-held eastern town of Lyman, threatening a new setback for Putin's campaign in the Donbas even as he prepares to declare the region part of Russia.
 
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First Published: Sep 29 2022 | 3:47 PM IST

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