Upper Russia house of parliament approved President Vladimir Putin’s authorization to use military force outside the country.
This could presage a greater attack on Ukraine after the United States declared a invasion has been already going on there.
On Tuesday, Putin asked the senior house endorse the army use outside the country to support separatists in Ukraine, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolay Pankov told a session of bedroom.
“The negotiations are at a standstill. The Ukrainian leadership has taken the path of violence and bloodshed,” a uniformed Pankov said during a session of the Federation Council convened at Putin’s request.
On Monday, Putin ordered a ‘peacekeeping operation’ in The Ukrainian regions of Lugansk and Donetsk after recognizing the independence of the separatist regions, opening the way to provide them more military support – a direct challenge to the West which will fuel fears that Russia may imminently invade Ukraine.
The neat staging move announced in the Kremlin could lead for new punishments on Russia and the flies in the face of European efforts for a diplomatic solution to the escalating crisis, which has brought East-West relations to a new weak and threatened trade. Great Britain prime minister called it a “violation of international law.”
He came in the middle of a spike in skirmishes in eastern regions that Western powers believe Russia could use as a pretext for a attack on Western-looking democracy that defied Moscow’s attempts to snatch it back in son orbit.
In a far-reaching pre-recorded speech, Putin justified son decision blame NATO for the current crisis and calling the US-led alliance a menace existential for Russia. Swipe through more one century of history, he painted today’s Ukraine as a modern construction inextricably linked to Russia. He accused Ukraine of inheriting historical lands from Russia and, after the Soviet collapse, of being used by the West to contain Russia.