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noun as in adding, joining

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After the annexation of Crimea, in 2014, Putin had hoped that the Minsk accords would lead to the creation of a federal system effectively guarantee the country’s neutrality.

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The Security Council is in need of reform—a country resorting to annexation, aggressive wars, and genocide should definitely not be its permanent member.

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The United States sanctioned Rosneft and Sechin in 2014, after Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

Both Gergiev and Matsuev had publicly endorsed Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, signing an open letter after Russia’s Ministry of Culture called on artists and intellectuals to support the annexation.

In part, consumption of the piped-in gas from Russia was down because of sanctions the United States placed on Russia in 2014, following its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

“It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.

Last April, shortly after annexation, the Duma voted for the law allowing gaming zones in Crimea.

The police have made little secret of what they want—Russian annexation.

Oh, and beyond the psychological impacts, Russia is likely to face significant costs as a result of the Crimea annexation.

The Crimea annexation was a step in this direction, in Dugin's opinion.

During the past decade, the population of three cities has been materially increased through annexation.

On the annexation of Holland to France, he entered the French service with the rank of full colonel.

Tyler approved the annexation of Texas to the Union near the end of his Presidential administration.

The people can claim no rights than such as are known to exist previous to their annexation.

In Virginia, annexation is determined by a panel of three judges, only one of whom is a resident of the county involved.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to annexation, such as: incorporation, take over, addition, appropriation, attachment, and grab.

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