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Why Russian Annexations in Ukraine Remain Likely, Despite Delays

MIN READSep 7, 2022 | 17:34 GMT

A crater near the damaged headquarters of the Kharkiv administration building following an overnight missile strike Aug. 29, 2022, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

A crater near the damaged headquarters of the Kharkiv administration building following an overnight missile strike Aug. 29, 2022, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

(SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia plans to annex parts of Ukraine in the coming months, but will likely delay doing so to better secure the regions it wants to claim by seizing even more territory -- and will time its move for maximum fracturing of Western unity and reduction of Kyiv's ability to respond....

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