Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount


              A body of Russian serviceman lies on the side of a road in the recently recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman walks over debris in a heavily damaged school at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A woman carries a box as humanitarian aid is distributed at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to destroyed Russian equipment placed in an area at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              People wait in line as humanitarian aid is distributed at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman and journalists walk between destroyed Russian equipment placed in an area at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Yuri Shapovalov, center, helps people to disembark after crossing the Siverskyi-Donets river in Staryi-Saltiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Shapovalov helps locals daily to cross the river with goods as the bridge was mostly destroyed during fighting. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Yuri Shapovalov rows a boat carrying an injured Ukrainian serviceman and cross the Siverskyi-Donets river in Staryi-Saltiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Shapovalov helps locals daily to cross the river with goods as the bridge was mostly destroyed during fighting. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              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)
            
              In this image released by the Police Press Service, dental crowns pulled out by the Russian troops from mouths of local residents and pows are seen in a box found in a torture chamber where the Russians reportedly tortured villagers and pows in the retaken village of Pisky-Radkivski in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.( Ukrainian Police Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers fire, on the front line in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during 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)
Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount