What is Annexation? – The Economic Times

While Russian President Vladimir Putin did not use “annex” in his speech, he stated that Russia would claim the territory forever. Russia, in reality, has no right to Ukraine, just like it has no right to Crimea.

However, President Putin represented the illegal actions not as annexation but as reunification, according to reports. Annexation is when a country forcefully asserts sovereignty and control over a different country’s territory. It usually involves the use of the military and is unilateral.

Latest developments in Ukraine as Russia strikes cities

Latest developments in Ukraine as Russia strikes cities

The occupying power declares territorial control, and the occupied has no say. Russia believes this is a rectification of historical wrongs. Putin believes the Russians and Ukrainians are one and have a common heritage that dates back to Kyivan Rus, as per reports.

FAQs

Q1. What is annexation?
A1. Annexation is when a country forcefully asserts sovereignty and control over a different country’s territory. It usually involves the use of the military and is unilateral. The occupying power declares territorial control, and the occupied has no say.

Q2. What does Russia have to say about taking over Ukrainian territories?

A2. Russia says the four annexed territories have given in to Russia by showing referendums. Russia believes this is a rectification of historical wrongs. Putin believes the Russians and Ukrainians are one and have a common heritage that dates back to Kyivan Rus.

Q3. Which regions have the Russians annexed?
A3. Russian President Vladimir Putin has annexed four regions -Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson.

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