Sanctions Backfiring Already But Azov Nazis Could Turn Ukraine Into LongTerm Killing Zone For Russia




Published on Feb 26, 2022

Sanctions Backfiring Already But Azov Nazis Could Turn Ukraine Into Long Term Killing Zone For Russia - Russia sanctioned by US and allies over Ukraine.
Friday, 25 February 2022 5:21 AM [ Last Update: Friday, 25 February 2022 5:32 AM ]

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a decree recognizing the breakaway Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine as independent republics.

President Putin made the announcement live on television after an emotional address in which he referred to eastern Ukraine as ancient Russian lands and said it was managed by foreign powers.

Putin also ordered the Russian Defence Ministry to deploy troops into the two regions. The decree was issued shortly after Putin announced his recognition of the region's independence from Ukraine.

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Putin also accused Ukraine of extreme nationalism and Russia phobia alleging that Kiev was sending saboteurs to target Russian infrastructure.

The Russian President denounced Ukraine's ambition to join NATO as an immediate threat of attack against his country. Putin said the decision was in response to years of conflict in war torn Eastern Ukraine and accused Kiev of not being interested in peaceful solutions.

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said Moscow will act as a guarantor of the security and integrity of the two breakaway Republic's in Donetsk and Luhansk.
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Well, I think it sends the message that that Russia is extremely concerned by the fact that the United States has not given any indication of recognizing some of their demands for security for Russia, as well as security for the West, moving ahead with military operations and military equipment in Ukraine.

William Jones, Executive Intelligence Review

The latest crisis can be traced back to 2014 when Western backed protesters allied with Ukraine's pro Moscow government. Tensions then flared up in eastern Ukraine. Following a brief war, the Crimea came under the control of Moscow when the peninsula was reabsorbed into Russia following a referendum.

Ukraine, as well as most of the world, considered the referendum illegitimate and views the Crimea as illegally occupied by Moscow.

At the Munich Summit, of course, President Zelenskiy was there saying that Ukraine wanted to be the bastion of the West against Russia, calling also on a possibility of them becoming a nuclear power. This, of course, is absolutely unacceptable for Russia and speaking words were not sufficient, therefore, they had to take action.

William Jones, Executive Intelligence Review

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The decision by Russia to recognize the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk has sparked criticism.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that Britain is imposing a series of sanctions against Russia. Five Russian banks, as well as three very high net worth individuals, have had their UK assets frozen.

The Dutch Prime Minister said the European Union countries have agreed to impose a limited set of sanctions targeting those who are responsible for Russia's recognition of the breakaway regions.

Germany has also decided to freeze the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which is considered to be a serious blow to Russia's energy sector.

The US President, Joe Biden, has said that the United States would impose financial penalties on Russia because of its deployment of troops into the two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine.

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The US and its allies have ruled out defending Ukraine with military force saying they would respond to any invasion with sanctions, arms shipments and reinforcements of NATO countries nearby.

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