- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
Putin orders Russian "peacekeeping operations" in eastern Ukraine
Western leaders swiftly condemned Putin's move to recognize two separatist "republics" in eastern Ukraine.
In a decree recognizing the independence of the Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People's Republic (LNR), Putin ordered the Russian military to conduct "peacekeeping operations" in the occupied Ukrainian territories.