Russia takes Ukrainian areas – level 3
On Friday, Vladimir Putin said his annexation was irreversible for four occupied regions in Ukraine.
He staged referendums in all four regions; however, the international community criticized them as tricks. Reportedly, at some places, soldiers went from door to door to gather people’s votes.
By seizing almost a fifth of Ukraine, the Russian president grabbed the most land in Europe since World War II; he added that the people in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzia regions would be Russian citizens forever.
Putin also demanded Ukraine stop its fight and begin talks; however, he refused to negotiate about the annexation. The US president Joe Biden pledged the United States would never recognize Russia’s claims on Ukraine’s territory, and he said that the US would impose new sanctions on Russia.
Difficult words: annexation (the takeover of a piece of land or a country by force or without permission), irreversible (not possible to change), referendum (a vote by the people to make a change in their government).
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