Estimates: Putin will announce the annexation of the occupied territories in Ukraine to Russia
Putin is expected to give a speech in front of both houses of parliament on September 30 and may officially announce the accession of the occupied territories to Russia, according to an assessment by the British Ministry of Defense.
The Russian intelligence service arrested a Japanese consul on suspicion of espionage and ordered him to leave the country
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:31 am Updated: 10:37 am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin may announce on Friday the "accession" of the occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia, the British Ministry of Defense reported.
Putin is expected to address both houses of parliament on September 30 and may use the speech to formally announce the annexation of the occupied territories to Russia, the British Ministry of Defense said in an assessment.
"There is a realistic possibility that Putin will use the speech to announce the accession of the occupied territories to the Russian Federation. The referendums currently being held in these territories are expected to end on September 27.
Russian leaders hope that the announcement of accession will be seen as a justification for the 'special military operation' and will strengthen patriotic support for the conflict." .
A post by a young woman from Russia who is bothered by the situation (photo: screenshot, no)
Russia, which is almost completely isolated in the international arena due to the war in Ukraine, continues to irritate countries that do not support it.
The Russian intelligence service, FSB, announced yesterday that it arrested a Japanese consul on suspicion of espionage and ordered him to leave the country.
Motoki Tetsunori was released after a few hours in detention, and according to Japanese government spokesman Nirokazu Matsuno, his eyes were covered, he was handcuffed and the treatment towards him was "threatening in nature", which is "a clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations".
Tokyo has lodged a strong complaint about the incident and has signaled it may respond, the spokesman said today.
FBS said the consul is an undesirable personality after he was caught "red-handed" receiving secret information about the effects of Western sanctions on the economic situation in eastern Russia.
According to him, the classified information, which also referred to Russia's cooperation with a country in the Asia-Pacific, was obtained in exchange for "financial consideration".
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the incident was "unacceptable" and summoned Russian Ambassador Mikhail Glozin to his office, according to a report by the Kyodo news agency.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry is demanding an official apology from Moscow.