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Putin orders Russian "peacekeeping operations" in eastern Ukraine (1 Viewer)

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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.

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It's begun!

(Anyone disagree?)
 
Can't vouch for the sources above (Posts #4 & 5), so take from them what you will?
 
By the timestamps on the above posts (4 & 5), it would seem Putin sent the troops in as he was giving his televised address.
 



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It's begun!

(Anyone disagree?)
Did today's invasion begin in 2014?
600px-2014_pro-Russian_unrest_in_Ukraine.png

"From the end of February 2014, demonstrations by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in major cities across the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, in the aftermath of the Euromaidan movement and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_...ing the night of 16,of three of the attackers.
 
Glad you posted that Tweet in Russian. Otherwise we might have doubted its veracity.

The post's thrust is the English summation.

However, I did post a disclaimer in the follow-up post (Post #6)

Also, there's the video Tweet below, in Post #5. In addition, CBS is now reporting this, too. In fact, if you Google, I suspect in the intervening time it took to produce this thread, there's more confirming sources.

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Let me ask you this:

"Do you believe these reports are not real?"
 
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The post's thrust is the English summation.

However, I did post a disclaimer in the follow-up post (Post #6)

Also, there's the video Tweet below, in Post #5. In addition, CBS is now reporting this, too. In fact, if you Google, i suspect in the intervening time it took to produce this thread, there's a lot more confirming sources.

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Let me ask you this:

"Do you believe these reports are not real?"
Since I am a confirmed skeptic and cynic, I will look at more reports coming out of the news channels and then make a conclusion.
I know Putin is someone who should be jailed forever. Notice I am not suggesting anything more final because someone might accuse me of verbal assault.
 
Putin just wants to liberate Ukraine.

Give them their FrEeDuMbZ$™.
 
Since I am a confirmed skeptic and cynic, I will look at more reports coming out of the news channels and then make a conclusion.
I know Putin is someone who should be jailed forever. Notice I am not suggesting anything more final because someone might accuse me of verbal assault.

Besides Axios & CBS, some mainstream sources are reporting that Putin ordered the troops in as "peacekeepers". NYT is one source, as of 10 minutes ago; they are behind a paywall unfortunately.

The question is,

"Are they already in"

We're seeing some evidence of that from local sources.

But, I can very much understand your skepticism.

As for me, I tend to believe Putin sent the troops in. It just 'reads' that way. Even if I stopped short of that, in my OP.
 
Besides Axios & CBS, some mainstream sources are reporting that Putin ordered the troops in as "peacekeepers". NYT is one source, as of 10 minutes ago; they are behind a paywall unfortunately.

The question is,

"Are they already in"

We're seeing some evidence of that from local sources.

But, I can very much understand your skepticism.

As for me, I tend to believe Putin sent the troops in. It just 'reads' that way. Even if I stopped short of that, in my OP.
I've never doubted you before. We'll know the truth soon enough.
And we don't need Walter Cronkite to go over there to tell us what is happening like in WW II.
 
It's all in Biden's (& NATO's) court, now!
It will be interesting to see what actions Germany takes.
They are critical if sanctions ramp up.
Sanctions imposed will mostly fall on the EU to suck up
Germany is the engine of the EU
Ukraine in NATO is a red line for Russia and anyone looking at a map can see why
Another issue will be how or if these actions sways public opinion in Sweden/Finland to join NATO?
Hopefully this is a wake up call for EU countries that Russia is a constant & evolving threat to the EU/NATO.
France.Germany should make a substantial, long term increase of their military budgets.

Note Germany does not want Russian forces any closer that they are.
 
It will be interesting to see what actions Germany takes.
They are critical if sanctions ramp up.
Sanctions imposed will mostly fall on the EU to suck up
Germany is the engine of the EU
Ukraine in NATO is a red line for Russia and anyone looking at a map can see why
Another issue will be how or if these actions sways public opinion in Sweden/Finland to join NATO?
Hopefully this is a wake up call for EU countries that Russia is a constant & evolving threat to the EU/NATO.
France.Germany should make a substantial, long term increase of their military budgets.

Note Germany does not want Russian forces any closer that they are.
Good points you make.
How stupid was Germany to invest so much into renewable energy to replace fossil fuels; close down its nuclear power plants; and make a devil's bargain with Russia for natural gas.?
Has any reminded Germany that NATO WAS FORMED TO PREVENT RUSSIAN AGGRESSION!!?
 

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