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Donetsk, Lugansk: Ukraine's Breakaway Regions With Close Ties To Russia

22/02/2022 12:35 PM | Click to read full article

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognised the independence of two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine - Donetsk, and Lugansk. The move has prompted several countries in the West, including the US, to impose sanctions on Russia.

The two self-proclaimed rebel republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, whose independence Moscow recognised on Monday, are situated in the rust belt in eastern Ukraine.