The Russian rouble will become the default currency, according to the White House, and locals will be required to apply for citizenship. Moscow is also allegedly planning to appoint illegal proxy authorities in areas under its authority.
John Kirby, the head of the National Security Council, stated, “We have information today, including from degraded intelligence that we’re able to disclose with you, about how Russia is creating the foundation to annex Ukrainian land that it controls in direct violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.
In 2014, when Russia announced the annexation of Crimea after seizing control of it from Ukraine, the same strategy was employed, he continued.
The annexation of Crimea is viewed as illegal by the international world.
Mr. Kirby stated, “We want to make it clear to the American people.” No one is deceived by it.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, was charged with “dusting off the playbook from 2014.”
While the fighting in the nation continues, Mr. Kirby stated that America will soon reveal a new weaponry package for Ukraine.
Additional HIMARS rocket systems, which have been employed to deadly effect on the front lines as Ukrainian forces hit ammo stockpiles behind enemy lines, are anticipated to be part of the package.
In his first journey outside of the former Soviet Union following the invasion of Ukraine, Mr. Putin recently paid a visit to Iran.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised in a speech on Monday that the Ukrainian flag “will be in all our cities and villages” once more.
The only issue is time, he wrote in a Telegram message.
We advance, stop the occupiers’ supplies, find and eliminate accomplices as we go along, he continued.