VLADIMIR Putin has reportedly ordered troops into Ukraine simply hours after recognising Russian insurgent states following a Bond Villain-style assembly.
The Russian chief tonight signed a decree recognising the independence of separatist areas in japanese Ukraine – paving the way in which to supply them navy help.
The transfer additionally triggered threats of recent sanctions from the US and Europe and additional fueled fears that Russia may imminently invade Ukraine.
Putin has now reportedly despatched his troops to enter Ukraine on a “peacekeeping mission” after recognising the areas as impartial states.
In response to the decree he signed, the Kremlin chief has ordered his defence ministry to order Russian peacekeepers into the breakaway areas.
No date for any deployment was supplied by Moscow, with the order saying that it “comes into drive from the day it was signed”.
In the meantime, in a TV handle to the Russian nation tonight, Putin spoke with horrifying fervour about Ukraine’s place in Russia’s orbit – suggesting his ambitions could lengthen to an entire takeover.
The previous KGB officer claimed Russia was “robbed” when the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991 and the collapse of the bloc a “geopolitical disaster”.
Russian shares immediately fell by 11 per cent final night time as he made his announcement and the worth of the Rouble crashed.
After a rambling handle in regards to the historical past of Ukraine and its roots, Putin stated fashionable Ukraine was “created” by Russia – then issued a direct menace.
He ranted: “So that you need de-communisation? That fits us.
“However let’s not cease half approach. We’re ready to indicate you what actual de-communisation seems like”