Putin = War Criminal
- Apr 18, 2013
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- Political Leaning
Putin Orders Russian Troops to Invade Eastern Ukraine
Declaring two Ukrainian regions “independent,” Putin dispatched “peacekeepers” and warned Ukraine not to fight back. The White House issued immediate sanctions.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has ordered troops to move into Ukraine’s Donbas region on Monday, his second unprovoked invasion in eight years of the Western-leaning former Soviet republic. Defying weeks of frantic international diplomacy and warnings from NATO member states, Putin declared in an angry speech that Moscow would grant formal diplomatic recognition to two breakaway republics held by Russian-supported militia groups. The recognition essentially collapses the Minsk ceasefire agreement installed after Russia illegally annexed Crimea in southern Ukraine. Putin said he would send Russian forces into the eastern Ukrainian republics as “peacekeepers.”
Only the UN can legally send in "peacekeepers". This term is simply Putin propaganda to soften the international reaction.
This is now the second time within eight years that the Kremlin has admitted sending military forces into neighboring Ukraine.
Putin cannot have a western-leaning democracy on his border. His regime depends on authoritarianism and brutality to remain in control of Russia.
Putin Orders Forces to Breakaway Ukraine Areas in Escalation