Putin To Recognise Ukraine Rebel Territories As Independent Soon

“In the near future, the president plans to sign the order,” the Kremlin said.

Moscow:

Russian President Vladimir Putin will recognise the independence of eastern Ukraine’s separatist republics, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday, adding that he had informed the French and German leaders of his decision.

“In the near future, the president plans to sign the order,” the Kremlin said. It added that French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had “expressed disappointment” over the decision in phone calls with Putin.

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