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Twitter Space: Reaction to Russia’s Sham Referendums

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Against the outcry of global leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially annexed the Ukrainian territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson into the Russian Federation on September 30. Live from Kyiv, Iuliia Osmolovska, Senior Fellow at the GLOBSEC Ukraine and Eastern Europe Programme, spoke with Roger Hilton to give her inputs on how these annexations compare to that of Crimea in 2014, the expected coming partisan resistance, how to best punish Russia for the blatant violation of international law, and the possibility of nuclear weapons being deployed. You can listen to her thoughts below.