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Russia’s constitutional court says Ukraine annexation treaties lawful

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Russia’s Constitutional court on Sunday recognized as lawful treaties signed by President Vladimir Putin to annex four Moscow-occupied regions of Ukraine, according to court documents published online.

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The court ruled to “recognize...as corresponding to the constitution of the Russian Federation” accords for Ukraine's Donetsk, Kherson, Lugansk and Zaporizhzhia to become part of Russia.

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