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Russia's plan to annex breakaway regions

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An ally of President Vladimir Putin has supported plans by Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine to hold referendums, paving the way for the annexation of swathes of areas. It's a move that would seriously escalate Moscow's confrontation with the West.