The Russian elite recognizes the separatist regions of Ukraine

The Russian aggression against Ukraine has worsened. On February 21, Vladimir Putin recognized Donetsk and Luhansk as independent regions, which is an encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Therefore the Minsk agreement, a peace deal aiming to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, is now broken.

During the meeting of Russia’s Security Council, senior Russian officials and the heads of the country’s intelligence agencies falsely accused Ukraine of committing genocide and a humanitarian disaster in the region. ”Every indication we see on the ground right now in terms of the disposition of Russian forces, is they are getting prepared for a major attack on Ukraine” U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.