Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount


              Ukrainian soldiers fire, on the front line in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers fire, on the front line in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              A Russian army recruit holds his weapon during a military training at a firing range in Donetsk People's Republic, controlled by Russia-backed separatists, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
            
              Russian army recruits listen to an instructor during a military training at a firing range in Donetsk People's Republic controlled by Russia-backed separatists, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with the winners and finalists of the School Teacher of the Year national contest via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers fire, on the front line in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount