| 2 December 2022, Friday |

Putin likely to announce accession of occupied regions of Ukraine on Sept. 30, UK says

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to declare the accession of seized parts of Ukraine to the Russian Federation during his address to parliament on September 30, according to the British Ministry of Defence.

The referendums currently underway within these territories are scheduled to conclude on Sept. 27, the Defence Ministry said in its daily briefing on Twitter.

“Russia’s leaders almost certainly hope that any accession announcement will be seen as a vindication of the special military operation and will consolidate patriotic support for the conflict”, it said.

  • Reuters