All bets are off: the Russian president has made his move.
Months of Western efforts to stave off another attack by #Russia wiped out with the stroke of a pen, it seems. Does Vladimir #Putin’s recognition of breakaway regions of #Ukraine’s Donbas as independent mean war? Armored vehicles near the front line, all this after Putin’s speech on Monday, claimed that another Vladimir – Lenin – gave away eastern Ukraine when he formed the Soviet Union. We’ll ask about today’s reality and the international response.