Moscow expels its diplomatic staff, Kiev urges its compatriots to leave Russia

On Tuesday, the Russian upper house gave the green light for the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov read out the state president’s request for an assembly session in an extraordinary session and argued.On the border of the “People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk”, an army [ukrainienne] 60,000 men and heavy armor ” Used. “We have no choice”he said, “We must protect those who live in these young states.”, He insisted. Although these results lay the groundwork for large-scale intervention on the ground, no significant troop movement has been reported so far.

The head of European diplomacy, Joseph Borel, said on Tuesday that Russian troops had entered Donbass, but that this was not the case. “Large-scale invasion”. The situation is unclear.

According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), Russian forces are stationed in large numbers in the Russian region of Rostov, about fifty kilometers from the Ukrainian border: military trucks, rocket launchers or howitzers, without any sign of operation. “I am not saying that our soldiers are going there now. (…)As they say, it depends on the situation on the ground.The Russian president said Tuesday.

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