Putin is Sending Troops to Luhansk and Donetsk as “Peacekeepers”

World » UKRAINE | February 22, 2022, Tuesday // 01:20
Bulgaria: Putin is Sending Troops to Luhansk and Donetsk as “Peacekeepers”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to “keep the peace” in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics in a decree recognizing the two republics. In the document, Putin ordered Russia's Defense Ministry to ensure that the armed forces “perform peacekeeping functions” in those territories.

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The documents say the decree on these “functions” was issued “at the urging” of the leaders of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

The decrees also provide instructions for establishing diplomatic relations with the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

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