Annexation Day, Trouble in the Baltic Sea, UK tax cuts, Brazil election • FRANCE 24 English

Vladimir Putin poses with Moscow’s four proxy leaders of eastern Ukraine provinces annexed this Friday in a ceremony at the Kremlin. For the Russian president, it is not mission accomplished but rather no going back in a war directed at Ukraine and the West. The signing was followed by celebrations: a pop concert on Red Square to celebrate the annexation, in stark contrast with the bloodiest attack on Ukranian civilians in weeks.

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