Russian migration authorities report a huge spike in requests coming from Ukrainians to seek asylum in Russia, as some 143,000 people filed documents in just two weeks. Officials vow to process the requests in shortest possible time.
The City Council in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has refused to recognize Ukraine’s self-imposed government and called for a referendum on the region’s status. The council has made Russian alongside Ukrainian the official language in the region.
Unable to resolve tensions with the largely pro-Russian autonomous region of Crimea, Kiev is bombarding Moscow with accusations and warnings. Some politicians have even threatened to restock Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal.
Russian senators are going to ask President Vladimir Putin to consider recalling Moscow’s Ambassador to the US following President Barack Obama’s “aggressive” comments on the situation in Ukraine, the speaker of the chamber said.
The upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, has ordered the committee on international affairs to apply to Putin and ask him to recall Moscow’s ambassador to the US, council speaker Valentina Matvienko said.
“The president will consider the appeal and make a decision,” she said.
On Friday, Obama warned Russia against Ukraine intervention.
“The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine,” he said.
Vladimir Putin makes his move to overtake the Ukraine Ports with swarms of helicopters! Is World War 3 here? The forgotten treaty which could drag the US and UK into a war with Russia if Putin’s troops intervene in the Ukraine.
BBC reports “Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine. He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the normalization of the political situation in the country”.
According to Daily Mail “A treaty signed in 1994 by the US and Britain could pull both countries into a war to protect Ukraine if President Putin’s troops cross into the country. Technically it means that if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.”