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Putin Raises Gas-Cutoff Threat as He Moves to Annex Ukraine Regions

  • EU energy prices surge after Russia threatens supplies
  • Even as Kyiv’s troops advance, Russia sticks to invasion goals
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Russia threatened to cut off the last gas pipeline to Ukraine’s European allies and moved to annex a large chunk of Ukrainian territory amid a string of military setbacks in its seven-month-old invasion.

Moscow declared landslide victories in the hastily organized “referendums” it held in the territories currently occupied by its forces and prepared to absorb them within days. The United Nations has condemned the voting as illegal with people at times forced at gunpoint.