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How will Russian annexation change the battle in Ukraine?

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On Thursday, September 29 at 19:30 GMT:
In the battle in Ukraine, latest territorial features by Ukrainian forces have now been overshadowed by the anticipated Russian annexation of huge components of the nation’s east that would result in many extra months of intensified combating.

Earlier this month, a profitable Ukrainian counteroffensive within the northeastern area of Kharkiv resulted within the retreat of Russian troops and subsequent discovery of suspected Russian battle crimes. Soon after, President Vladimir Putin known as for roughly 300,000 reservists to affix the battle in a “partial mobilisation” mandate that triggered violence and unrest in some Russian cities.

This week, Moscow’s “staged referendums” have paved the best way for the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia. Declaring full Russian management in these areas – which make up about 15% of Ukraine – might set the stage for an additional escalation within the greater than seven-month-old battle. For Ukrainian males who stay within the space, many fear they are going to be conscripted into combating a battle in opposition to their very own individuals.

In this episode of The Stream, we’ll take a look at how Ukrainians are coping with the most recent shifts within the battle.

On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Oleksandra Matviichuk, @avalaina
Executive Director, Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine)

Maria Avdeeva, @maria_avdv @uaeuxperts
Research Director, European Expert Association

Tetiana Pechonchyk, @penshark @zminaUkraine
CEO, Human Rights Centre ZMINA

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