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Russia's Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

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Putin has said Russia will conduct a military operation in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region and called on the Ukraine military to lay down its arms.

“I have made the decision of a military operation,” he said in a surprise statement on television shortly before 6 am (03:00 GMT).

Putin said the action comes in response to threats coming from Ukraine.

He added that Russia doesn’t have a goal to occupy Ukraine.

Putin said the responsibility for bloodshed lies with the Ukrainian “regime”.

Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen.”
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