In provocative move, Putin names regiments after Ukrainian cities, Warsaw, Berlin

Putin signed a decree assigning honorary names to Russian military regiments and divisions that named several of the units after cities or other places in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and Romania, RFE/RL reports. Russian military units are now named after Lviv, Zhytomyr, and Nizhyn, as well as the Dnipro River, all in Ukraine. Other regiments were renamed after the Belarusian cities of Vitsebsk, Kobryn, and Slonim, as well as Warsaw, Berlin, and Romania’s Transylvania region.


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