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MNI POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS – Putin’s Annexation Address

Executive Summary:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered an address to the Russian parliament during a ceremony formally recognising four Ukrainian territories, Kherson, Donbas, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia, as constituent territories of the Russian Federation.
  • As in the past, Putin pointed to the circumstances of the dissolution of the Soviet Union as justification for the annexations. “In 1991,” Putin said, “Party elites decided to destroy the USSR, and people found themselves cut off from the motherland.”

This note provides analysis of Putin's speech, international reactions, and potential outcomes.

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