Putin pledges nothing will stop him in Ukraine as blotch appears on forehead

Vladimir Putin has made the chilling pledge that "nothing and no-one" will stop him from illegally incorporating Ukraine into Russia as he appears with an unexplained blotch on his forehead.

Putin, who will turn 71 next week, addressed the people of Russia as Ukraine staged a kamikaze drone strike which knocked out power for a swathe of Russian border region Bryansk. Putin said: "Together we are fighting for the Motherland".

A year ago today (September 30), the Russian president signed an agreement to incorporate four new constituent entities into the Russian Federation despite them being legally a part of sovereign Ukraine under international law. They included the occupied Ukrainian territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.

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Putin has now marked the anniversary of the day he illegally incorporated the so-called Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic into Russia along with parts of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, which he hailed as “a defining and truly historic event”.

It comes as the Ukrainian's kamikaze strike caused an electricity substation to go up in flames after an explosion when the drone hit near the village of Pogar. Other explosions hit in the area of administrative buildings. Regional governor, Alexander Bogomaz, confirmed “the power supply was disrupted”.

Each territory is still legally part of a sovereign Ukraine under international law. It's as Putin claims he acted to restore “something every person values, namely culture, traditions, and mother tongue” among mainly Russian-speaking people.

This was “everything that was loathed by nationalists and their Western patrons who orchestrated a coup in Kyiv in 2014 and then unleashed a full-scale civil war and terror against dissenters and organised blockades, constant shelling, and punitive actions in Donbas”.

Seeking to justify his war, he vowed: “Nothing and no-one can break the will of millions of people, or their belief in truth and historical justice. The free and unequivocal choice of our brothers and sisters was wholeheartedly supported by the Russian people.

“We understood and deeply felt the most important thing: by defending our compatriots in Donbas and Novorossiya, we are defending Russia itself. Together, we are fighting for the Motherland, for our sovereignty, spiritual values, unity, and victory."

He went onto thank "all the citizens of the country for this solidarity and patriotism.” Despite plunging Russia and Ukraine into a debilitating 19-month war in which hundreds of thousands have perished, the dictator claimed he was “building our common future together". He said this included rebuilding and building schools and hospitals, housing and roads, museums and memorial sites.

Putin, speaking with an unexplained blotch on his forehead, thanked people in the newly-grabbed regions “for preserving and passing on your love for the Fatherland to your children despite all the trials". He claimed: “Thanks to you, your fortitude and determination, Russia has become even stronger. We are one people, and together we can overcome anything and meet any challenge.”

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