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Putin will visit parts of Ukraine that he declared annexed

Putin will visit parts of Ukraine that he declared annexed

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Donbas region. The news was given by the Kremlin spokesman, referring to the areas occupied by Russia in eastern Ukraine.

"This will certainly happen at the right time, because it is part of the Russian Federation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state news agency TASS, CNN reports . 

On October 5, Putin signed measures annexing four regions of Ukraine in violation of international law. The territories claimed by Moscow are Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

The annexation process, which is illegal under international law, followed so-called referendums in the regions that were universally dismissed as "fraud" by Ukraine and Western countries.

While Kremlin officials claim those regions now belong to Russia, Moscow's troops do not control the entirety of these territories.

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