Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, called for peace talks with Kyiv as Russia formally annexed four Ukrainian regions on Friday.

Speaking to hundreds of Russia’s top politicians in the Kremlin’s lavish St George’s Hall, Putin said voters in the referendums had made “an unequivocal choice” to join the Russian Federation.

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