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Putin to 'formally' announce entry of occupied regions - UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely announce "formally" the accession of the occupied regions of Ukraine during his scheduled address to both houses of the Parliament next Friday, September 30, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense said in its latest intelligence report on Tuesday.

"There is a realistic possibility that Putin will use his address to formally announce the accession of the occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The referendums currently underway within these territories are scheduled to conclude on September 27," said the report.

At the same time, the ministry added that while the announcement would suggest a "vindication" of the "military operation," it may be undermined by the most recent setbacks on the battlefield.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JG