Moscow ‘pauses’ annexation vote in Ukraine amid fightback

Moscow-installed authorities in an occupied Ukrainian region on Monday suggested plans for a referendum on joining Russia had been delayed. The Kremlin meanwhile said its halting of gas deliveries to Germany via the Nord Stream pipeline was due to Western sanctions hampering maintenance, after the key infrastructure was closed indefinitely for repairs. Since the first weeks of Russia’s February invasion, Kherson and the southern region … Continue reading Moscow ‘pauses’ annexation vote in Ukraine amid fightback