UK says expect full-scale invasion by Moscow; Putin seeks to use force outside the country
Live updates of Russian-Ukrainian tensions:
The United States and its allies on Wednesday sought to step up sanctions pressure on Russia on Wednesday over the deployment of troops to breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, in one of Europe’s worst security crises in decades. decades. The Ukrainian military said one soldier was killed and six wounded in increased shelling by pro-Russian separatists using heavy artillery, mortar shells and Grad rocket systems in the two breakaway regions during of the last 24 hours.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed more than 150,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders, according to US estimates, and signed a decree on deploying troops to the separatist enclaves of Donetsk and Luhansk to ‘maintain peace’ – a justification that the United States describes as “absurd”. Putin on Monday recognized separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region that border Russia, bolstering Western fears of a major war in Europe by raising the prospect of a full-scale invasion in beyond the separatist zones.
The United States, European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada and Japan have responded with plans to target banks and elites while Germany has frozen a major gas pipeline project since Russia. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, announcing new measures on Wednesday, said Britain would prevent Russia from selling sovereign debt to London.
(Edited by : Ajay Vaishnav)
First post: STI