PBS NewsHour

Putin orders Russian troops to Ukraine's separatist regions

Clip: 02/21/2022 | 6m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized as independent two separatist regions of Ukraine Monday, and hours later ordered Russian troops to conduct what the Kremlin called a "peacekeeping operation" in those regions. After Putin's earlier moves, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union all announced targeted sanctions. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 02/21/22

Rating: NR

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