Washington: Russia is seeking the annexation of Donetsk and Luhansk

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Publish Date: 11:27 - 03 May 2022
Tuesday, 3 May 2022 (YJC)_ A US official has claimed that Russia intends to annex eastern Ukraine.

Washington: Russia is seeking the annexation of Donetsk and LuhanskWhile Russian officials have repeatedly stated that they have no intention of occupying Ukraine since the start of the military operation in Ukraine on February 24, a senior US official has claimed that Moscow will seek accession later this month. Most of eastern Ukraine to Russia.

The United States believes the Kremlin intends to recognize the southern city of Kherson as an independent republic, the Associated Press reported Monday, citing US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Michael Carpenter. Recognize that the United States and its allies will not recognize either of Moscow's two actions.

The Associated Press reports that Carpenter claims to have information that Russia intends to hold a rigged referendum in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics and annex the two Donbass republics to Russia.

He also claimed that Russia was going to engineer an independence vote in the Kherson region.

The U.S. official says local mayors and lawmakers, as well as Internet and cellular services in the area, have been cut off and Russian school curricula will soon be imposed in those republics, and the Ukrainian government has said that Russia will also use the ruble as its main currency. Has introduced these places.

Earlier, Ukraine accused the Moscow forces of taking civilians against their will to Russia or Russian-controlled areas, but the Kremlin has denied all of these allegations.

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