The Russian parliament yesterday approved Putin’s use of force in support of separatists in Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, has recognized two cities in eastern Ukraine.
With Putin approved to send troops to Ukraine, Russian troops are currently moving along the border with Ukraine. Russian forces are encamped just 20 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. It has come to light through satellite imagery.
This could lead to Russia launching a war at any moment. Ukraine has declared a state of emergency.
Ukraine’s top security official has declared a state of emergency in Ukraine. It covers the whole country except the provinces of Donetsk and Lahans. This order is valid for 30 days. He said it could be extended after that.
Ukraine has also asked its compatriots in Russia to leave.
The border issue between Russia and Ukraine has been a long-standing one. In 2014, Russia annexed the Ukrainian-owned Crimean peninsula. Russia is currently concentrating its troops on the Ukrainian border again.
Meanwhile, the Security Council of Ukraine has approved the declaration of a state of emergency.
It is said that this emergency can be extended for another 30 days if necessary. Ukraine, which plans to impose sanctions on hundreds of Russians for Moscow’s recognition of “republics” in eastern Ukraine, has instructed its compatriots to leave Russia.