After the recognition of the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, The Russian president has asked his troops to carry out “peacekeeping duties” there. No rollout time or scale has been announced.
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Russia is stepping up pressure on its Ukrainian neighbor. On Monday, February 21, Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian army “Keep the Peace” He recognized independence before signing mutual aid agreements guaranteeing the permanent presence of Russian troops in pro-Russian separatist areas of Ukraine. “People’s Republics” Donetsk, Lugansk.
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At the request of separatists fighting the Ukrainian armed forces for eight years, recognition of the independence of the two regions east of the country paved the way for Russian military deployment. These documents do not state the timetable or the scope of the deployment, each of which takes one page and is published on the site of the Russian database of legal texts.
According to the text published on the site of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, these mutual aid agreements will ensure that the parties defend their defenses, share military bases and generally protect their borders. Lasting 10 years, they create “Legal basis for presence” In these areas “Russian military units needed to maintain peace in the region and ensure lasting security”.
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