Putin sends 'peacekeepers' to Ukraine

By Andrew Osborn and Dmitry Antonov
Updated February 22 2022 - 11:01am, first published 10:57am
Russian President Vladimir Putin says two regions of Ukraine held by separatists will be recognised.

Russia faces the prospect of harsh new Western sanctions after President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine and ordered the deployment of troops there, deepening fears of a major war in Europe.

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