The Kremlin announced Monday that Russia will recognize the independence of two separatist-held regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that has been discouraged by Western leaders.
In decrees released late Monday, Putin ordered his defense ministry to send forces to maintain peace in the two separatist-held regions in eastern Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would consider recognizing two pro-Moscow separatist-held areas of Ukraine as independent states, a move the U.S. has warned would violate ceasefire agreements in the breakaway territories.
What people are saying?
Michael Hill This is a bit of a short-sighted opinion. There’s a lot riding on this situation; frankly least of which is Ukraine. The bigger picture is this shows China how NATO and the US would respond to an invasion of Taiwan.
Snarky.Live None, the Ukraine gave them up so that Europe would protect them in case of a Russian invasion. Someone should give them back their nukes or protect them. One or the other.