Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the annexation of a territory representing 15 percent of Ukraine on Friday with a speech condemning gender transitions for children and proclaiming, “the destruction of this Western hegemony is irreversible.” He also ripped into the west, calling it “Satanic.”
Putin said, “The destruction of this Western hegemony is irreversible, the world will never be the same.”
Four regions of Ukraine – Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and the two regions of eastern Donbas, Donetsk and Luhansk – held wartime referendums throughout the past week asking civilians if they would like Russia to annex their land.
Reports on the ground indicated that soldiers went door-to-door in some regions clearly brandishing weapons and forcing citizens to vote in favor of the annexation, leading the vast majority of the free world to reject the referendum as a sham.
The pro-Russia leaders in all four areas claimed that an overwhelming number of participants, as many as 99 percent of voters in the Donbas, supported joining Russia.
The four leaders attended an event in Moscow on Friday in which Putin officially signed legal documents formalizing the colonization of those regions.
“They made their choice and our common destiny and millennia of history are behind us,” Putin proclaimed. “These feelings cannot be destroyed by anyone, which is why older generations and the youth, those who remember the tragedy of the collapse of the Soviet Union voted for our unity, for our common shared future.”
“Would you like Mom and Dad in Russia, in our country, to be replaced with Parent Number 1 or Parent Number 2?” he asked. “Do we really want our children taught from primary school about perversion and a path to degradation … the idea that there are other genders other than man and woman and ideas about gender reassignment surgery?”
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs documents to annex occupied Ukraine lands "forever" during a ceremony at the Kremlin, formalizing Europe's biggest land grab since World War II https://t.co/Rs44aJ5ruJ pic.twitter.com/m2ecIqpccI
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