Russian lawmakers give Vladimir Putin green light to use force in eastern Ukraine

Feb 22, 2022 | INVESTING

Lawmakers gave Russian President Vladimir Putin permission to use force outside the country on Tuesday – a move that could presage a broader attack on Ukraine after the US said an invasion was already under way there.Several European leaders said earlier in the day that Russian troops have moved into rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine after Putin recognised their independence. But it was unclear how large the movements were, and Ukraine and its Western allies have long said Russian troops are…

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