The Russian Constitutional Court accepted a request from President Putin to evaluate the constitutionality of the treaties on the annexation of four Ukrainian territories.
“Yesterday the court received four proposals. All judges are conducting a review,” the Russian Constitutional Court announced on October 1.
Russian President Vladimir Putin a day ago ratified treaties to annex four new regions into the territory, including the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the eastern Donbass and two southern provinces of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.
The treaty is then referred to the Constitutional Court for review on its constitutionality, before being referred to the State Duma (Lower House) and Federal Assembly (Senate).
During the signing ceremony of a series of treaties on the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces in Moscow on September 30, President Putin affirmed that millions of people in these localities chose to join Russia, and announced that the country has four more provinces based on the results of the Russian Federation. referendum result.
Western countries have criticized President Putin’s decision to annex four Ukrainian provinces, calling it “illegal” and calling on countries and international organizations to refuse to recognize Russia’s decision. . The White House said it would cost Russia “a very heavy price” but did not elaborate. The G7 allies support secondary sanctions against any country that backs Russia’s attempt to annex territory. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned he would not negotiate with Russia as long as Putin was in power.
The four regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson have a total area of 90,000 km2, accounting for 15% of Ukraine’s area, and an estimated population of 4 million people. Russia controls most of Lugansk and Kherson, 60% of Donetsk and 73% of Zaporizhzhia.
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