BREAKING: Russia Recognizes Independence Of Breakaway Regions In Ukraine

BREAKING: Russia Recognizes Independence Of Breakaway Regions In Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday that he would recognize the independence of the two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine that are controlled by separatists.

“Today, the leadership of the [Donetsk People’s Republic] and [Luhansk People’s Republic] received appeals to recognize their sovereignty in connection with the military aggression of the Ukrainian authorities, massive shelling of the territory of Donbas, as a result of which the civilian population suffers,” the Kremlin said in a statement. “With all this in mind, the President of Russia said that he intended to sign a corresponding decree in the near future.”

Putin said during a press conference, “I deem it necessary to make a decision that should have been made a long time ago – to immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.”

NOW – Putin: Russia recognizes the independence of breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

— (@disclosetv) February 21, 2022

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