Live: Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing four parts of Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to host a ceremony at the Kremlin on Friday to annex four occupied regions of Ukraine, a day after recognising the independence of two of them, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. UN chief Antonio Guterres has described the planned annexations as a “dangerous escalation” that will jeopardise prospects for peace. Read our live blog for updates and analysis. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).