Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Russian forces ordered to annex Ukraine breakaway regions after Putin recognises independence

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his address to the nation on Monday, ordered the sending of Russian armed forces to the territories separating them from Ukraine in recognition of their independence.

This is a significant development after Russian President Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the separated regions Donetsk and Luhansk on the same day. Putin made this announcement while addressing the Russians on TV.

Following the announcement, the US said it would soon impose sanctions on two Russian-backed separatist regions in Ukraine. The US strongly condemned Putin’s decision to recognize the “so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” as “independent”.

“As we said when the Duma first made its request: this decision represents a complete rejection of Russia’s commitments under the Minsk Agreements, directly contradicting Russia’s claimed commitment to diplomacy, And a clear attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” White said. House in a statement.

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order prohibiting all new investment, trade and financing by American individuals in or from the “so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic”.

Russia claims that military growth has always been due to military exercises and poses no threat to Ukraine or any other country, but offers no other explanation for the creation of the largest military power in Europe since the Cold War. has refused.


First published:February 22, 2022, 9:26 am

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