Russian Media: Putin Orders Russian Military to Donbass Republics as Peacekeepers

The president has signed a decree outlining cooperation between Russia and the two breakaway regions


RT: Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially recognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics as independent states and ordered the Russian military to “secure the peace” in the two former regions of eastern Ukraine.

The Russian president officially signed the decree recognizing the independence of two breakaway regions on Monday. He has instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to send peacekeepers into the Donbass, while telling the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish diplomatic relations with both Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

The measures have taken effect immediately.

The Kremlin’s official move comes shortly after Putin’s lengthy address to the nation on Monday evening, explaining the step as a long-overdue response to the brotherly Ukrainian nation becoming a “colony” of the West and falling under the rule of a “Russophobic” government both hostile to Moscow and denying ethnic Russians and Russian-speakers basic human rights.

Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence from Kiev in 2014, after US-backed nationalists overthrew the democratically elected government in the Maidan coup. However, Moscow has refused to recognize them until now, saying the problem is an internal affair of Ukraine and needs to be resolved according to the Minsk agreements, which established an uneasy armistice in 2015.

Earlier on Monday, however, the Donetsk leader Denis Pushilin and Lugansk leader Leonid Pasechnik formally requested recognition from Moscow once again, as both Donbass regions and Ukraine claimed intensive artillery exchanges along the armistice line.

In his speech, Putin said that the Minsk process had failed and that Ukraine is “not interested in peaceful solutions – they want to start a Blitzkrieg.”


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  1. Kiev seems to have taken a good bit of the two provinces in the beginning. From the maps it looks like only about a quarter of the two provences remained in their hands. The full area had production plants and a lot of the coal, and you know how the boys at the top always want to have control over that. At the beginning of the war the Oligarchs opened up the prisons and armed the bad boys into terror teams to ‘encourage’ Donbass people to leave. They were given full immunity to do whatever they wanted to put people out, rape, pillage and steal, and they did.

    • I don’t know much about history. I don’t know much biology.
      But I “think” this will all play out, as someone alluded, to a bloodless chess move coup.

  2. After 8 years of fighting the people in Donbass will be protected now by the Russian military forces. Putin did what he had to do, finally.
    It is now clear for every one with clear vision:
    1) The US is not a reliable partner, when it comes to international agreements. It will break contracts, if they decide to do so.
    2) Lawrow had to take a step back (no 3 days waiting) this time. Fruitless diplomacy with unreliable partners with regards to the Minsk agreement (now obsolete, because permanently ignored by Ukraine) has come to end.
    3) This decision of Putin is what the Russians feel (it was prepared by the majority of the Duma).
    4) The process, which led to this decision, took 8 years.
    5) Two contradictory paragraphs in the international law will be discussed for the next 100 years, as they were also disccussed in the Kosovo case.
    6) China will not participate in the forseable future for particular innter state reasons.
    7) Biden will have to face the coming big legal proceedings and the MSM cannot ignore Durham any longer.
    8) EU and NATO are done and that is good. The cold war is definitely over.
    9) Germany will freeze.

    • Detlef…you were doing fine until you fell for the fake durham ‘investigation’…a total clown…laughing stock….a silly fucker

      totally corrupt

      and you fell for it

      we are seeing more and more that you are reading without your brain-light turned on…too much crap

  3. The US media is in a tizzy over this. Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe” was peeing her panties, with the usual characters, Richard Haas and retired Admiral James Stavridis, all condemning Russia’s “invasion. According to them and their reporters in Russia and Ukraine, ethnic-cleansing of Russians in the Donbas is a myth, and the Ukie Army is strictly in a defensive posture. So, the western democracies and their free and independent press are all in agreement. This is what Americans are being told, true for not.

  4. A brilliant chess move by Putin. It’s the one move that got Russia out of a possible checkmate, but now has put the enemy on the backfoot . .

  5. These so called ethic Russians that populate these regions are a result of Stalin (Putiin’s hero) trying to Russify Ukraine, So these present day ethic Russians got upset when they were told that Ukrainain would become the offical language of Ukraine? If their language is so similar as you seem to imply, why was this a cause amgst for the ethic Russian population in these regions?

  6. “However, Moscow has refused to recognize them (Luhansk and Donetsk) until now, saying the problem is an internal affair of Ukraine and needs to be resolved according to the Minsk agreements, which established an uneasy armistice in 2015.”

    This is the big news, Russia never has officially recognized them and never sent in the actual Russian army, airforce, troops, tanks and missles into the ethnic-Russian populated region.
    “Ethnic Russian” means they speak Russian which really very close to Ukrainian lanquage…like trying to understand a thick Scottish accent if American..
    Russia supported the “seperatists” with advisors, techinicians, “volunteers” and some contractor mercenaries (wagner) but never called in the actual full blown Russian military or recognized this region as independent of Ukraine.
    Not many in the west know this, they have been told Russia invaded Ukraine and seized that territory back in 2014 which is a total lie.
    Ukraine invaded E Ukraine to kill all Ukrainians with the crime of speaking Russian watching Russian TV and reading Russian newpapers and magazines.

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