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AP interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

AP interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear power plant to ensure its safety, weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at a Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tuesday. The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has become one of the most worrying flashpoints for Russia’s invasion …

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Russia says it will formally annex occupied Ukraine on Friday

Russia says it will formally annex occupied Ukraine on Friday

Russia will formally annex four regions of Ukraine partly controlled by its military, the Kremlin announced on Thursday, a major political escalation in the war against its neighbors. It comes after Moscow-backed authorities held votes in occupied eastern and southern Ukraine that were widely condemned as a hoax to justify land grabs in the wake …

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Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Wednesday prepared to formally annex parts of Ukraine That comes after voters in areas that claim military control overwhelmingly support living under Moscow’s rule. In a Kremlin-organized referendum, the armed forces went door-to-door to collect votes asking whether the occupied territories should become part of Russia.Western observers described the …

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Occupied parts of Ukraine vote to join Russia in 'sham' referendum

Occupied parts of Ukraine vote to join Russia in ‘sham’ referendum

The referendum, which is illegal under international law, could pave the way for Russia to annex these areas, allowing Moscow to frame Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive as an attack on Russia itself. Such a move could give Moscow an excuse to escalate its faltering war that has seen Kyiv retake thousands of square miles of territory …

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Four occupied Ukrainian regions begin voting to join Russia

Four occupied Ukrainian regions begin voting to join Russia

Four regions of Russia-occupied Ukraine have begun holding referendums that Kyiv has denounced as illegal and seen as paving the way for Moscow to formally annex about 15 percent of Ukraine’s territory. Voting in the self-proclaimed “independent republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye provinces, controlled by Moscow-backed separatists since 2014, …

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In fiercely contested Kherson, Ukraine pushes to retake occupied land

In fiercely contested Kherson, Ukraine pushes to retake occupied land

comment on this story Comment KHERSON REGION, Ukraine — The Ukrainian army has left Ukrainians and the world speculating about the counteroffensive it claims to have launched in this Russian-occupied territory, but Oleksander Skovorodka is already feeling the shift. The 32-year-old resident of Kamyane, a village surrounded by Russian troops, said the distance between artillery …

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