Putin Plans Concert Bash to Celebrate Annexation of 15% of Ukraine

The Russian government under strongman Vladimir Putin is planning a concert in Moscow’s Red Square on Friday evening to welcome the annexation of four regions of Ukraine – Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republics” – that represent about 15 percent of Ukrainian territory.

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Breakaway Georgia Region Suspends Referendum on Joining Russia

The president of Georgia’s South Ossetia region, a Russian-backed self-proclaimed separatist state, suspended on Monday a planned referendum that would have seen South Ossetians vote on formally joining the Russian Federation, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Tuesday.

Georgian citizens gather to protest against Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Ru