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Putin illegally annexes 4 occupied regions, escalating war as Ukraine applies to join NATO

Kyiv has vowed to keep fighting to retake its occupied land, and on Friday appeared on the verge of handing Russia’s military another significant setback.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

West rejects Putin’s claim it sabotaged Russian-built gas pipelines

Speaking Friday in Moscow at a ceremony to annex four regions of Ukraine into Russia, Putin claimed that the “Anglo-Saxons” in the West have turned from sanctions to “terror attacks.”
Image: The release of gas emanating from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in the Swedish economic zone in the Baltic Sea  on Sept. 28, 2022.
Image: The release of gas emanating from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in the Swedish economic zone in the Baltic Sea  on Sept. 28, 2022.

Strike on civilian convoy kills more than 20, in one of the deadliest attacks since the start of Russia's war

The attack, which both sides blamed on the other, came as the Kremlin prepared to formally annex the area and three other parts of the country that are partially controlled by its military.
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NATO vows response to what it says was a deliberate attack on the pipeline between Russia and Europe

“Any deliberate attack against allies’ critical infrastructure would be met with a united and determined response,” the military alliance said after the Nord Stream explosions.
The gas leak in the Baltic Sea from Nord Stream photographed from the Coast Guard's aircraft on Sept. 27, 2022.
The gas leak in the Baltic Sea from Nord Stream photographed from the Coast Guard's aircraft on Sept. 27, 2022.

Russia says Putin will formally annex occupied Ukrainian regions at ceremony on Friday

Russian-backed authorities staged votes in occupied regions of Ukraine’s east and south that were widely denounced as shams to justify a land grab after recent military setbacks.
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Europe blames sabotage for Russian pipeline leaks

The European Union’s top diplomat said Wednesday the leaks from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines under the Baltic Sea were caused by a “deliberate act.”
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham votes

The results were widely ridiculed as implausible and characterized as a land grab by increasingly cornered Russian leaders after embarrassing military losses in Ukraine.
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Europe investigates ‘attacks’ on Russian gas pipelines to Europe

Seismologists in Denmark and Sweden said they registered two powerful blasts Monday in the vicinity of the leaks.
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.

Mass exodus of draft-eligible men continues from Russia as fears grow that it may close borders

Confusion over who will be called up to fight has led to mass protests across the country, violence at draft offices, sold-out flights and chaotic scenes at border crossings.
Image: Russian men carry their luggage after crossing the border at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia
Image: Russian men carry their luggage after crossing the border at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia

Russians fearing conscription flood across the border to Georgia and Mongolia

The exodus follows Putin's call for a partial mobilization to boost his faltering troops in Ukraine.
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Gunman fires at draft office in Russia amid growing anger over Putin's mobilization

“It starts to look like almost a desperation of throwing bodies into Ukraine,” one expert said.
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