As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announces the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, what happens now?

As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announces the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, what happens now?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed treaties to annex four occupied regions of Ukraine. Mr Putin declared Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia would be folded into Russia in a major speech with the annexed regions’ pro-Moscow administrators present. He declared that the “people have made their choice” in referendums, which Russia-installed election officials say returned overwhelming support for annexation. Ukraine and … Read more

Four occupied Ukraine regions begin vote on joining Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

Four occupied Ukraine regions begin vote on joining Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

Four areas of Russian-occupied Ukraine have started to hold referendums, which have been condemned as illegitimate by Kyiv and are seen as paving the way for Moscow to formally annex some 15 percent of Ukrainian territory. Voting in Luhansk and Donetsk, self-proclaimed “independent republics” controlled by Moscow-backed separatists since 2014, as well as in southern … Read more

UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to horrific’ | Human Rights News

UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to horrific’ | Human Rights News

Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews says the people of Myanmar are increasingly frustrated with an international community they feel has failed them. Tom Andrews, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has said that conditions for Myanmar’s 54 million people have gone from “bad to worse to horrific” since the military seized power … Read more

Here's what Putin's nuclear threat really means – Fox News

Here's what Putin's nuclear threat really means – Fox News

Here’s what Putin’s nuclear threat really means  Fox News Live Coverage Is Ending  The Wall Street Journal An Off-Ramp for Putin Is Repugnant But Necessary  Bloomberg Putin’s Nuclear Threat: A Guide to How Biden Might Decide to Respond  Bloomberg View Full Coverage on Google News

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: World leaders condemn Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilisation

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: World leaders condemn Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilisation

Security forces have detained more than 1,300 people in Russia at protests denouncing mobilisation, Reuters reports, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military draft since World War Two. (AP: Alexander Zemlianichenko) The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group says that according to information it collated from 38 Russian cities, more than 1,311 people had … Read more

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive | Conflict News

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive | Conflict News

US special envoy for the Horn of Africa condemns the crossing of Eritrean troops into Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid renewed fighting. Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say Eritrea has launched a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting was taking place in several areas along the border in what appears to be an escalation of last month’s … Read more

At least 24 killed in clashes on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border | Conflict News

At least 24 killed in clashes on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border | Conflict News

Kyrgyzstan reports ‘intense battles’ with Tajikistan along disputed border despite ceasefire agreement. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have traded blame for fighting on their border that has killed at least 24 people, wounded dozens, and prompted a mass evacuation. Kyrgyzstan’s health ministry said early on Saturday that 24 bodies had been delivered to hospitals in the Batken … Read more

What is behind the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict flare-up? | Explainer News

What is behind the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict flare-up? | Explainer News

Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in renewed border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in renewed border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the worst fighting seen since the hostile enemies were embroiled in a 2020 war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. After several hours of … Read more

Pakistani soldiers killed in gun battle with Taliban | Pakistan Taliban News

Pakistani soldiers killed in gun battle with Taliban | Pakistan Taliban News

TTP accuses military of breaking fragile ceasefire after at least four fighters died in a gun battle in northwest. Pakistan’s Taliban has accused the military of breaking a fragile ceasefire after the army said five soldiers and at least four fighters died in a gun battle in the country’s northwest. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared an … Read more

Pakistani soldiers killed in gun battle with Taliban | Pakistan Taliban News

Pakistani soldiers killed in gun battle with Taliban | Pakistan Taliban News

TTP accuses military of breaking fragile ceasefire after at least four fighters died in a gun battle in northwest. Pakistan’s Taliban has accused the military of breaking a fragile ceasefire after the army said five soldiers and at least four fighters died in a gun battle in the country’s northwest. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared an … Read more