Russia’s Constitutional Court accepted President Putin’s request to assess the constitutionality of a treaty on the annexation of four Ukrainian territories.
Russia’s Constitutional Court announced on October 1: “Yesterday the court received four proposals. All judges are reviewing them.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin a day ago sign off The treaty incorporated four new regions into the territory, including the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in the eastern Donbass of Ukraine and the two southern provinces of Zaporozhye and Kherson.
The treaty was then referred to the Constitutional Court to review its constitutionality and then to the State Duma (lower house) and the Federal Assembly (Senate).
On September 30, during a series of treaty signing ceremonies in Moscow for the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces, President Putin affirmed the millions of people in these places who have opted to join Russia and announced that the country will add four more provinces to the Russian Federation according to the results. Referendum result.
Western countries have criticized President Vladimir Putin’s decision to annex four Ukrainian provinces, calling it “illegal” and calling on countries and international organizations to reject Russia’s decision. The White House said it would cost Russia a “very heavy price,” without elaborating. G7 allies support secondary sanctions on any country that supports Russia’s annexation of territory. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that he will not negotiate with Russia as long as Putin is in power.
The four regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson have a total area of 90,000 square kilometers, accounting for 15% of Ukraine’s area and an estimated population of 4 million. Russia controls most of Luhansk and Kherson, 60% of Donetsk and 73% of Zaporozhye.
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