America said – Russia occupied Ukrainian territory by fraud
Finance Minister Janet Yellen said: “We will not stand with Putin because he is fraudulently trying to take over parts of Ukraine.” He said the Treasury Ministry and the US government are taking massive action today to further weaken Russia’s already deteriorating military industrial complex and its ability to wage illegal warfare.
Putin annexed four Ukrainian territories to Russia
Putin today signed an official document on the annexation of Ukrainian territory to Russia. He urged Ukraine to sit down for peace talks but cautioned that he would not discuss the return of Ukrainian territories that had been included in Russia. With this, the fear of intensification of the ongoing war between the two countries for seven months has increased. Kyiv and the West have rejected Russian occupation of land in Ukraine. The 27 EU member states said they would never recognize an illegal referendum organized by Russia as an excuse to further violate Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.