Vladimir Putin begins formal annexation of Ukraine regions

Written by on September 30, 2022

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is set to stage a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall to announce Russia’s rule over around fifteen percent of Ukraine, the biggest European annexation since World War II

Putin disclosed that the four Ukrainian regions will remain “Russian forever”.

The annexation is coming on the heels of referendums in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, which the West countries have slammed as illegal.

However, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s President, has hit out at the move, saying that Putin wanted a war more than life. United Nation chief Antonio Guterres also called it a dangerous escalation and a violation of the United Nations charter.

Authorities declared an outbreak in the central district of Mubende last week, the East African nation’s first Ebola fatality since 2019.

Today, the health ministry shared a graphic on Twitter showing that the cumulative deaths were now seven, up from five on Wednesday, while the total number of confirmed cases had reached 35.

Recall that on Wednesday, in a televised press briefing, Museveni said some nineteen others classified as probable Ebola cases had also died, but were reportedly buried before they could be tested for infection.

Since the initial outbreak was discovered in Mubende, infections have been found in three other districts — Kassanda, Kyegegwa and Kagadi — but Museveni vowed not to cordon off the affected regions.




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