Russia Says Any Peace Deal Must Include Annexed Regions

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has announced that any peace deal with Ukraine must include what he called “today’s realities” of the four regions in Ukraine that were annexed by Russia. The four regions in question are Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia which Russia absorbed  into its territory in September after referendums condemned by Ukraine and Western countries.  Despite Russia’s claims, Ukraine still controls territory in each of the contested regions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace plan includes a Russian withdrawal from the four regions as well as Crimea which it seized in 2014.