Russia Orders Troops Into Eastern Ukraine: What’s Next | WSJ

Russia Orders Troops Into Eastern Ukraine: What’s Next | WSJ

Putin said the forces in Luhansk and Donetsk would act in a peacekeeping role

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin ordered troops to enter two breakaway regions in Ukraine after weeks of rising tensions. The escalation sparked swift condemnation from the U.S. and its allies, threatening to hobble a diplomatic solution. Photo Composite: Diana Chan

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49 Responses

  1. Connie Henry says:

    Prayers for Ukraine, may we all have peace

  2. Quaint OnQuaint says:

    I have so much family in Ukraine, god keep them safe 🇺🇦

  3. AudioAndroid says:

    Vladimir is playing this like a game of chess. He’s moving one single piece a day and he’s playing to win. I seriously doubt he’s going to make himself look weak with the world’s eyes are on him.

    • Joseph Jarosz says:

      @Wlad Jarosz cousin?

    • Blue Jay Aves says:

      @Jaymes’s Channel putin is laughing and ignoring all sanctions. He does not care china is helping him. I
      Us authorities were baited casue this war is going to get worst.😢😭☹

    • bennyinferno117 says:

      And he started playing before people realised. His opening move was to move troops into Kazakhstan to secure supply lines with China. Under the ruse of a peacekeeping mission after another false flag. He has his moves planned from the beginning of 2022 till the mid year. After he draws western troops into Europe the west is forced to regroup after China makes a play for Taiwan in April. Putin and Xi have decided 2022 is the year they make their play to knock USA and it’s allies out of its position of dominance.

    • J. R says:


    • I want to believe says:

      Putin has the advantage of being a dictator, the other countries have to deal with all the bureaucracy before making many decisions, Putin can just snap his fingers and make things happen.

  4. Nick Dervent says:

    Before that Putin had a meeting with his ministers, where the head of foreign intelligence by accident let it out that he agrees with Putin that Donetsk and Lugansk should be part of the Russian Federation. And Putin with smirk said “we are not talking about this, we are talking about their independence from Ukraine” 👀

    • E. Max says:

      It looked like if it was by accident, but in reality that was done intentionally..

    • atenrok says:

      @Brandon Blooming your moronic nickname kinda sums it up perfectly 💁🏻‍♂️

    • atenrok says:

      @Pat Sav free speech and a speech free of common sense are very different things 💁🏻‍♂️

    • kreman69 says:

      Ничего случайного у Путина нет. Это намёк Украине, что последует дальше, если будут плохо себя вести

    • captainminecraftist says:

      @Pat Sav it’s more the precedent being set that’s the problem. Can’t let the same mistakes that gave hitter the confidence to continue his invasion happen again

  5. Kaipo 808 says:

    “We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.” —President Lyndon Johnson in a speech at Akron University on October 21, 1964

  6. brian forbes says:

    I would like to wish the people of Ukrain god keep you safe and secure and peace is found without a war.

    • Cosmo1093 says:

      @Расскажу Lol, countries join NATO because they want protection from Russia’s bullying. Turns out that most of Eastern Europe didn’t like being colonized by Moscow after WWII.

    • Potato Hero says:

      The Ukraine should stop colluding with globalists that are trying to enslave the planet.

      These globalists control all the money and are from a few families so powerful you never get to hear their name.

    • Расскажу says:

      Tell that to NATO that bully the world

    • General Bismarck says:

      Are you going to the front line, Private Keyboard Warrior?

    • Aleksandar Pajic says:

      did you wish the same to the people of Irak,Libya,Sirya….?

  7. Curt Johnston says:

    Reminds me of the start of WW2. The allies did little to stop Germany’s aggression until it was too late

    • PrisonCipher says:

      OP needs to go read again, America was fine with Hitler, because he created supply and demand, it was Japan that dun goofed.

    • Cosmo1093 says:

      @I K Bandera was awarded the Hero of Ukraine title in 2010 by Viktor Yushchenko. That preceded Euromaidan by several years.

      In any case, Russia has no place to play the victim — the USSR also invaded Poland in collaboration with Nazi Germany and massacred Poles, created a man-made famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, committed ethnic cleansing in Ukraine through the forced population transfer of “anti-Soviet” ethnicities like Crimean Tatars, etc. History shows why Russia is paranoid about the West, but history also shows why Eastern Europe is desperate to escape Russia’s influence (i.e. why countries want to join NATO). Don’t try to act like you care about the Poles, because the Poles also suffered under Moscow’s rule and have good reason to be anti-Russia.

    • kashcash says:

      NATO just back off if not let’s plant Russian nukes in Cuba and let Ukraine join NATO ask the people in eastern Ukraine Russia’s not invaded western propaganda just like Iraq Syria Libya Afghanistan Vietnam Venezuela tell us about how Hiroshima and Nagasaki still suffering.

    • I K says:

      Yeah, let’s talk about nazis. In 2014, the new authorities in Ukraine became heavily dominated by Western Ukrainian nationalists. They declared Western Ukrainians, who collaborated with Nazi Germany and served in Nazi German army during WW2, as Ukrainian heroes. They even named a street in Kiev after Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian who served in German Army in WW2 and was in charge of Ukrainian nationalists, who were executing Jewish, Russian, Belarus and Polish civilians. That Stepan Bandera street in Kiev is now adjacent to the place where Ukrainian Nationalists serving German Nazis were executing Jews in WW2. And Stepan Bandera’s birthday has been wildly celebrated all throughout the Ukraine since 2014. Here is what The Times of Israel wrote about this in 2016: “Kiev’s local council decided that one of the bustling city’s main northern arteries will now honor Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera. Bandera was a leader of Ukraine’s nationalist movement in the 1930s and 1940s, which included an insurgent army that fought alongside Nazi soldiers during part of the Second World War. His group also was involved in the ethnic cleansing that killed tens of thousands of Poles in 1942-44. The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists portrayed Russians, Poles, Hungarians and Jews — most of the minorities in western Ukraine — as aliens and encouraged locals to “destroy” Poles and Jews.”

      Between 1943 and 1945, led by Stepan Bandera, members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, who officially collaborated with German Nazis, massacred thousands of Poles throughout Wołyń, a region that was in Nazi-occupied Poland and is part of present-day Ukraine. Throughout the period, it is estimated that around 100,000 Polish civilians died at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists. The goal of Ukrainian Nationalists was to purge all non-Ukrainians from a future Ukrainian state. They wanted not only to purge Polish civilians, but also to erase all traces of Polish presence in the area. Native Russians of Donetsk and Lugansk, what you call “Eastern Ukraine,” know that Ukrainian Nationalists from Western Ukraine will eventually organize genocide of Russians just the same way as they organized genocide of Polish population in WW2.

      But it never matters to you when Nazis kill Russians. Because to the West, murdering Russians has always been a sport, not murder.

    • Nicholas Ratapu says:

      Let’s not forget Russia took the most casualties and the most German troops during WW2 compared too the allied forces

  8. Ilya Nazarchuk says:

    lol they recognize their own independence by shouting “RUSSIA!”, omg this is gold.

  9. Abhishek Dev says:

    1:36 what in the world?
    I am pretty sure Russians will strongly consider what the Australian PM has to say 🤭🤭

  10. Be Nice says:

    “War is rich old men protecting their property by sending middle class and lower class young men off to die. It always has been.”
    - George Carlin

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