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Putin orders Russian peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine’s two breakaway regions

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In picture above: Russian President Vladimir Putin signs documents, including a decree recognising two Russian-backed breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities, during a ceremony in Moscow, Russia, in this picture released February 21, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS President Vladimir Putin ordered his defence ministry to despatch Russian peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine’s two Read More…

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Putin recognises Ukraine rebel regions as independent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities on Monday, upping the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. In a lengthy televised address, Putin described Ukraine as an integral part of Russia’s history and said eastern Ukraine was ancient Russian lands and that Read More…

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Biden agrees in principle to Ukraine summit with Putin

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed in principle to a summit over Ukraine, the French leader said on Monday, offering a possible path out of one of the most dangerous European crises in decades. Financial markets edged higher on the glimmer of hope for a diplomatic solution even as satellite Read More…