Putin receives permission to deploy Russian troops in Donetsk and Luhans from Federation Council

Putin receives permission to deploy Russian troops in Donetsk and Luhans from Federation Council

The Federation Council granted permission to Russian President Vladimir Putin to use Russian armed forces abroad.
The corresponding appeal was considered by the upper house of the Russian parliament on the evening of February 22. The meeting was held behind closed doors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to the Federation Council requesting permission to use the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation abroad, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said.
According to her, the relevant appeal from the president will be considered openly.
On February 22, the State Duma (the Russian Parliament) unanimously ratified the treaties on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).
After approval by the State Duma, the treaties concluded with the republics of the Donbass were supported by the Federation Council.
The Russian Ministry of Defense is also ready to use all available measures to eliminate the threat to peace in the Donbass, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said, according to RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, Kiev is already conducting military operations in the Donbass “impudently and with impunity.”
Nikolai Pankov, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, who spoke before the senators, stated:

“The Ukrainian leadership has embarked on the path of violence and bloodshed. On the borders of the DPR and LPR, Ukraine has built up a 60,000-strong military group, which includes heavy armored vehicles, missile systems, and multiple rocket launchers.”

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