Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address late on Wednesday that he had “decided to conduct a special military operation” in the Donbas – the southeastern region of Ukraine with territory held by Ukraine. occupation by separatist groups – under the pretext of demilitarizing the neighboring country.
Putin stressed that “the occupation of Ukraine is not part of Russia’s plan”.
The surprise speech at around 5:40 a.m. in Moscow coincided with an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, in which the leaders discussed what they believe to be an imminent invasion. happening.
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