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Putin sent the Russian army to Ukraine – Corriere.it

to Fabrizio Dragosi

The Russian president, after recognizing the independent Donbass republics, ordered his army to enter their territory on the evening of Monday, February 21, to ensure peace.

Russian President Russian President Vladimir PutinAnd the after Recognize the independence of the Donbass separatists
He ordered his army to enter The pro-Russian separatist republics of Lugansk and Donetsk to keep peace. With this decision, in fact, Russia decided Sending his troops to Ukraine: A step that the West has been trying to avoid for weeks. The United States and the European Union condemned

By decision of Russia and announced Penalties. A meeting of the UN Security Council was held last night. It is not clear whether Moscow’s forces will be limited to entering the lands actually controlled by the two republics, or will try to conquer those that the republics themselves claim to own: in this second case we will face Large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

When it is three in the morning in Italy, the UN Security Council urgently meets: the next few hours and days will be decisive. Rosemary DiCarlo, under-secretary of state for political affairs at the United Nations, says the risk of major conflict is real and must be prevented at all costs. Ensure the Secretary-General’s full commitment to work towards a diplomatic solution to the current crisis. We also regret – he added – the order to deploy Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, as stated in the peacekeeping mission.

Meanwhile, the White House confirms that it will impose new sanctions on Russia within the next few hours. It is not yet clear whether Joe Biden will dispense with the full force of the sanctions or be limited to partial action. A chorus of Democrats and Republicans voices said they support strong action now, before Russian President Vladimir Putin establishes control outside Donbass.

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia Leaves some flashes open: some colleagues in the Security Council seem ready to bury the Minsk agreements. We remain open to diplomacy and a diplomatic solution, but we will not allow a new bloodbath in the Donbass.

While in China, he said through UN Ambassador Zhang Jun: All parties concerned should exercise restraint. All countries must resolve disputes by peaceful means in line with the Charter of the United Nations.

By recognizing the rebels, Russia has violated Ukraine’s sovereignty. But we are not afraid of anyone: we will not give up one piece of our country, as Ukrainian President Zelensky declares . Then a live broadcast on TV: We expect clear support from the West against Russia.

Putin announced live on Monday evening, February 21, 2022 Recognition of the independence of the breakaway republics of Lugansk and Donetsk.

immediately after US President Joe Biden signs an executive order banning new investmentsand commercial and financial activities in the Donbass, as well as the ban on imports into the United States from the region. This was stated by the White House, after Putin recognized the separatists of eastern Ukraine. This is the first measure of sanctions that will be exacerbated in the face of further steps forward by the Russian government
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A summit between President Biden and Russian President Putin is unlikely, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian, quoting a senior official in the US administration CNN.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering sending other weapons to Ukraine. Downing Street knows it The UK will explore additional defense support, having sent a shipment of short-range anti-tank missiles last month to bolster the country’s defences..

Diplomatic sources at the United Nations confirmed that An urgent meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine will be held this evening at 9 pm local time, 3 am Italian time. While EmployeesThe US Embassy in Ukraine has been ordered to evacuate the country. Officials who have moved to Lviv in recent days are moving to Poland, according to a Twitter correspondent. Bloomberg.

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Putin announced live last night the recognition of the independence of the breakaway republics of Luhansk and Donetsk. Immediately after that, the relative decree was signed with two treaties of cooperation, including military ones, and during the night the first Russian armored vehicles entered Donetsk. Officially as peacekeepers (even in white-painted buses like the ones the UN has sent to war zones). This is because the Russian intervention is expressly provided for in the decree. Irreversible steps that seem to close the door to mediation attempts initiated by the main European leaders, Macron, Schultz and Draghi himself. With Ukraine, a country whose historical legitimacy the Russian president has denied as a state entity, there is no longer any dialogue.

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Not after the war but approx. If Kiev reacted minimally to the Kremlin’s decision, then more than one hundred and fifty thousand men were equipped With the latest warfare systems, they are ready to feel their full force of impact, well beyond the Donbass. In any case, it is not excluded that real or supposed new incidents on the front line between Donbass separatists and regulars might give the Kremlin Lord an excuse to push his forces beyond the lines of demarcation of the two republics.

Conditions have already been created. After weeks of the Kremlin continuing to deny any intention of an attack on its units, the situation has changed radically in recent days. Putin and his minions began to insist that the Ukrainian invasion of the two republics was approaching, with the possibility of a humanitarian catastrophe. Even if Ukrainian President Zelensky categorically denies this possibility (and not even a madman will move his weak forces with powerful units of the Russian army on the border), The narrative of the Kremlin and all its controlled media, directly or indirectly, legitimized a violent and destructive counter-move by Moscow.

women and children

Without the objective situation that required it at all, it was decided to evacuate women and children from Lugansk and Donetsk in addition to general mobilization. But only a few tens of thousands of people have left. A large part of the Russian-speaking population did not move in the area and there appears to be further evidence that it was a propaganda initiative. Intervention would be justified by asking for help from the two sovereign states that are officially allied thanks to yesterday’s treaty, and the desire to protect hundreds of thousands of Russians (more than eight hundred thousand Moscow passports were distributed) They are subjected to the violence of the Ukrainian army and volunteer militias who for months were portrayed as direct heirs of those groups that in 1941 supported the advance of Hitler’s forces into Soviet territory. Television and newspapers brutally reproduce the same scenario: Nazis Zelensky are ready to pounce on innocent Russians in the Donbass.

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Russia under fire

To justify yesterday’s decision, Putin spoke for about an hour, arguing that the Ukrainian state is, in practice, an illusion. He said that Donbass was practically forcibly annexed to Ukraine by Lenin’s collaborators. A history lesson aimed at reaffirming the centrality of Russia and remembering all the mistakes it has suffered over the years. Starting with the peace signed after the 1917 revolution, which was the source of many of the current distortions. Then the end of the Soviet Union and the absurd dissolution of the Soviet Union, the direct heir of Imperial Russia. In the past 30 years, Ukraine has survived thanks to the help of its sister state, with subsidized energy prices and more: until 2013, it supported $250 billion.

Today the state will be nothing more than an entity in the service of Americans, led by rulers who thought only of wealth. From Ukraine that NATO can attack Russia in the near future, based on the American doctrine that justifies the use of the so-called first strike (that is, attack first). From Kharkiv, NATO missiles can reach Moscow in seven minutes. With four hypersonic vectors. The whole of European Russia will come under fire.

Putin assumes that the West will end up imposing tough new sanctions, but has made clear that his country will be able to move forward anyway and that it will respond with appropriate countermeasures. He then claimed that the previous sanctions had been passed without any reason, as if the West had not responded to the unilateral annexation of Crimea and other Moscow initiatives.

Before the announcement, the Security Council session was fully broadcast on television, during which all its students, schoolchildren, agreed to the idea of ​​recognizing the independence of the republics. The diplomat, Lavrov, heads of intelligence and defense minister. All OK. Director of the Interior Kolokoltsev went so far as to suggest that the two republics should be expanded to include all the lands that are the administrative part of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. Which means that Russian forces will help the rebels occupy large areas now controlled by Kiev, including the important port of Mariupol.

The article is being updated…

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