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Putin's order to send troops into eastern Ukraine and US is set to announce sanctions against Russia

Following the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia will view two regions in Ukraine's Donbas region as independent, and Vladimir Putin's subsequent decision to send Russian troops into the area for so-called "peacekeeping operations," the United States intends to impose sanctions.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a presidential address that Russia's recognition of the pro-Russian separatist-held Luhansk and Donetsk regions violates Ukraine's sovereign and territorial integrity.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield today announced that the United States will take action following an emergency meeting of the Security Council.

As a result of Putin's actions toward the two separatist regions, the White House had announced earlier sanctions to prohibit American investments and conduct business there.

“The Departments of State and Treasury will have additional details shortly. We will also soon announce additional measures related to today’s blatant violation of Russia’s international commitments,” Press secretary Jen Psaki said in the statement.

22 Feb 2022


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