Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova, propagandists Simonyan and Solovyov fell under EU sanctions

On February 22, Putin instructed to send troops to the occupied Donbas, although the army began to arrive there much earlier.

The day before, Russian deputies unanimously supported Putin's proposal to recognize the legitimacy of the "LDNR" / getty imagesThe day before, Russian deputies unanimously supported Putin’s proposal to recognize the legitimacy of the “LDNR” / getty images

Russian officials and propagandists fell under the new EU sanctions .

Radio Liberty writes about it .

On Wednesday, February 23, the EU intends to publish a list of individuals and legal entities agreed upon by all 27 member countries against which sanctions are imposed.

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According to Radio Liberty sources, the list included 351 State Duma deputies, all of whom voted for recognition of the LDNR, as well as 24 individuals and 3 legal entities (banks Rossiya, VEB and Promsvyazbank).

The list of individuals included, in particular, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the presidential administration Anton Vaino, a large group of military men, as well as State Duma Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia Today propaganda head Margarita Simonyan and the Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov.

Putin’s recognition of “LDNR”

On the evening of February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s recognition of the Kremlin’s puppets , the LDNR terrorist organizations. After that, the corresponding “documents” were signed with Pushilin and Pasechnik.

Immediately after Putin’s statement, a wave of indignation from Western countries followed. The United States and Britain have promised tough sanctions against those involved in recognizing the militants.

On February 22, Putin  instructed to send troops  to the occupied Donbas. When asked  how far the Russian army could go, Putin replied: “It is generally impossible to predict any specific outline of possible actions. It depends on the specific situation that is developing on the ground. On the ground, as they say.”

According to him, the Russian Federation recognized the “LDNR” within the Donetsk and Lugansk regions , which may be a signal of the readiness of the Russians to seize the territories controlled by Ukraine by force.

At the same time, the Russian president stepped up his pressure on Ukraine and the West, saying that Kiev should refuse to join NATO and “demilitarize.”

Ukraine does not make concessions to Russia. A number of countries and organizations have condemned the decision of the Russian Federation to legitimize its mercenaries, many states have imposed sanctions against those involved.

At the same time, in the event of a further invasion of Russia, the following packages of restrictions await.  

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. ‘Ukraine does not make concessions to Russia.’

    Yes, the ‘rulers’ in their bunkers will not make concessions, these ‘brave’ patriots. Same goes for news agencies residing outside Ukraine. The ukrainian people will make concessions – their lives.

  2. “At the same time, in the event of a further invasion of Russia, the following packages of restrictions await.”

    This has been repeated numerous times and it still doesn’t sound very impressive. At least, the rodent doesn’t think so, otherwise he’d be gone with his troops.
    The West is very, very resistant to seeing the truth. Only STRENGTH will make the rat retreat.

    • One thing is for sure. Ukrainians will always remember that not a single western nation was willing to defend them. This will cause something in the people in the long run. And Washington and Nato are embarrassed to the core. Painful and shameful. I think this damage will be impossible to repair. And this goes beyond Ukraine. The people in the Baltic States will also make their conclusions concerning their safety. Biden and Stoltenberg killed Nato and threw Ukraine under the bus, period.

      • Of course, you’re right. As a matter of fact, the entire globe has its eyes on the West and this crisis and will also draw conclusions from the sorry performance. And, those conclusions will not be positive for us.

  3. Amen Mickey. The western leaders just don’t get it. I use the word “leaders” loosely as the only leadership I see comes from a select few countries including Britain Poland and the Baltic states. Biden continues to pat himself on the back for pulling together NATO. Who gives a damn, there’s a crisis on their doorstep and they’re doing nothing!!!!

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