BREAKING NEWS: Russia Invades Ukraine Under 'Peacekeepers' Ruse
Update: Monday 7:13 pm EST: Reports have come in that Russia has officially invaded Eastern Ukraine. Putin alleged that Ukrainian troops, who have been entangled with rebel forces, struck a school. In response to what appears to be a false flag, Putin ordered troops into Ukraine and warned the country not to respond. The Russian leader claims that this is not an attack but a 'peacekeeper' move to protect the rebels.
Update: Monday 7:00pm EST:
"Putin has ordered Russian troops to “maintain peace” in two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, hours after the Russian president recognized Donetsk and Luhansk as independent entities.
In two official decrees, Putin on Monday instructed the country’s defense ministry to assume “the function of maintaining peace” in the eastern regions."
In an address to the Russian public on Monday, Putin announced that he's recognizing two Russian-controlled separatist regions in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region as independent: the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.