Ukraine cuts diplomatic ties with Russia. President Putin has urged Ukrainian troops to drop their weapons and return home.
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Ukraine cuts diplomatic ties with Russia. President Putin has urged Ukrainian troops to drop their weapons and return home. In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: Russia's foreign intelligence service has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating "Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia's intelligence have been made more than once.
President Putin has warned Ukrainian troops to drop their weapons and return home.
"If Ukrainian troops disarm, they will be able to leave the war zone and return to their families," Putin said. Russia, which does not like the proximity of Western forces, including the United States, has been embroiled in a military standoff with Ukraine. Russia has declared war on Ukraine.
One of the reasons for Russia's annexation of Ukraine was the fact that the separatists demanded military support from Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he will launch a special operation in the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine. The war continues today. Ukraine declares 30-day state of emergency.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement last night: President Vladimir Putin has called for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine
"President Putin, in the name of humanity, return your troops to Russia," Guterres said. If the president does not do so, he says, the result could be unprecedented civil war.
US President Joe Biden, for his part, said Russia should be held accountable for its actions in the wake of Russia's invasion of Bekre.