Occupied Ukrainian regions to ask Putin to annex them


              A Ukrainian policeman collects fragments in the crater to determine the type of ammunition after a Russian attack ruined a railway depot in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Russian recruits board a bus at a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              A Russian recruit and his wife kiss outside a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              A Russian man rests in at temporary accommodation facility after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Ata-Meken, about 1400 km (250 miles) east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Activists wave Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an action organized by political party Droa near the border crossing at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia in Georgia, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Protesters came from Tbilisi to voice their concerns over the exodus of Russian citizens into Georgia that has increased since Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Ukrainian policeman collects fragments in the crater to determine the type of ammunition after a Russian attack ruined a railway depot in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Russian recruits board a bus at a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              A Russian recruit and his wife kiss outside a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              A Russian man rests in at temporary accommodation facility after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Ata-Meken, about 1400 km (250 miles) east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Activists wave Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an action organized by political party Droa near the border crossing at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia in Georgia, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Protesters came from Tbilisi to voice their concerns over the exodus of Russian citizens into Georgia that has increased since Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Debris of a railway depot ruined after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Ukrainian policeman collects fragments in the crater to determine the type of ammunition after a Russian attack ruined a railway depot in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Ukrainian Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Podolyak insisted that nothing would change on the battlefield if Russia goes ahead with likely plans to incorporate the four regions of southern and eastern Ukraine in the coming days, as it's widely expected. (AP Photo/Nicolae Dumitrache)
            
              Russian recruits board a bus at a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              A Russian recruit and his wife kiss outside a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              A Russian man rests in at temporary accommodation facility after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Ata-Meken, about 1400 km (250 miles) east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Activists wave Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an action organized by political party Droa near the border crossing at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia in Georgia, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Protesters came from Tbilisi to voice their concerns over the exodus of Russian citizens into Georgia that has increased since Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Debris of a railway depot ruined after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Russian recruits board a bus at a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              Debris of a railway depot ruined after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Russian recruit speaks to his wife and children outside a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Debris of a railway depot ruined after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Russian recruit speaks to his wife and children outside a military recruitment center in Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists to beef up his forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Russians, mostly men, lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Russians lineup to get a Kazakh registration after crossing the border into Kazakhstan from the Mariinsky border crossing, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Chelyabinsk, in Russia, to Kazakhstan's town Uralsk, 1400 km east of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Denis Spiridonov)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Relatives and friends comfort a woman after Ukrainian rescue workers found a body of a person under the debris following a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A rescue worker takes a pause as he sits on the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Men on a boat transport humanitarian aid across the Siverskyi-Donets river in front of a destroyed bridge in Staryi-Saltiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the United Nations Security Council by video, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2022, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Russia's United Nations Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya, left, confers with an aide, while Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the United Nations Security Council by video, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2022, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows people and vehicles queuing for crossing the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Russian-Georgia border, on Tuesday Sept. 27, 2022, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP)
Occupied Ukrainian regions to ask Putin to annex them