The flashpoint Ukraine separatist regions Russia recognises as independent

Feb 22, 2022 | INVESTING

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognised the independence of Moscow-backed rebel regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that will further fuel tensions with the West amid fears of Russian invasion.Putin’s move follows days of heightened tensions in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, where Ukrainian forces are locked in a nearly eight-year conflict with Russia-backed separatists that has left more than 14,000 people dead.Here is a look at the rebel-controlled territories in eastern…

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