Yep, it's happening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into regions of Ukraine on a "peacekeeping" mission on Monday.
Putin declared Russia-led breakout areas of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as people's republics and independent regions on Monday. In his order, released shortly after announcing the move, Putin ordered Russian troops into the areas.
"Putin has ordered Russian troops into Ukraine. The decrees on recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics order the Russian armed forces to go into separatist territory on peacekeeping missions," Financial Times' Moscow Bureau Chief Max Seddon reported.
This is exactly what Putin did in 2014. He built up tensions, got separatists in Crimea to claim the Ukrainian government was hurting them, and then sent troops in to "liberate" the region.
The world is just gonna let him do it all over again!
The Biden admin said it would slap some new sanctions on Putin, because that's worked great on tyrants over the last century...
"President Biden will soon issue an Executive Order that will prohibit new investment, trade, and financing by U.S. persons to, from, or in the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine. We will also soon announce additional measures related to today's blatant violation of Russia's international commitments," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
"To be clear: these measures are separate from and would be in addition to the swift and severe economic measures we have been preparing in coordination with Allies and partners should Russia further invade Ukraine," she added.
Hoo boy. Somehow I don't think Putin is scared.
Stay tuned for more details on this developing story.
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