Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Federation Council, on Tuesday evening, to approve sending Russian soldiers to support pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, who recognized the independence of their regions.
After a quick discussion, the Federation Council unanimously approved the request by a vote of the 153 members.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov read Putin’s request before an extraordinary meeting of the council, saying that “on the borders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, an army of 60,000 (Ukraine) has been deployed and heavy armor.”
In a move that could erupt into a conflict over the Ukrainian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced, on Monday evening, Blah’s recognition of the independence of the two separate regions in eastern Ukraine.
On Monday evening, after a meeting of the Russian National Security Council, Putin announced his country’s immediate recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics from Ukraine, and called on the Russian parliament to ratify the resolution.
On May 12, 2014, Donetsk and Luhansk declared their independence after most of the residents of the two provinces, located in the eastern Donbass basin, voted in a referendum in favor of secession from Ukraine.
What are we waiting for?
At a press conference on Tuesday evening, Putin said Kiev had no plans to implement the agreements: “I can’t add anything. What are we waiting for? Genocide in Donbass? We cannot accept this.”
Regarding the borders, Putin emphasized that the constitution of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics defines those borders, and he hopes that the issue will be resolved between Ukraine and the authorities of these two countries.
As for his military intervention and the transfer of times, Putin said: “We signed the agreements, and they provide for the necessary military support for the two republics, because we notice a military conflict there, and if necessary, we will implement our commitments.”
It seems to me that the question arises, what will be the part of Kiev so that we consider this situation to be safe and live in peace, and there will be no military conflicts.
In his speech, Putin stressed that Moscow has always called for a solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine through negotiations.