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Putin Land Grab Meets Ukraine Counteroffensive: The Political Week in Photos

Vladimir Putin’s claim to have annexed parts of Ukraine met a stark reality on the ground as Kyiv’s forces kept up the pressure on the beleaguered Russian army, retaking areas in the south and the east. 

The European Union backed a new package of sanctions against Russia that includes support for a price cap on oil sales to third countries. Market experts warned such a measure could prompt Moscow to cut production by as much as 3 million barrels per day.