Ukraine, Putin: “Forced to intervene by Donbass tragedy”

Russia-Ukraine war, Putin returns to speak explaining that “the tragedy that was taking place in Donbass, including in the Luhansk People’s Republic, forced, simply forced Russia to start this military operation that everyone knows very well today”. The Russian president said this referring to eight years of hostility in the Donbass, according to the Russia Today website. Putin then assured that Moscow will restore life in the eastern Ukraine region “gradually to normal” and that the situation “will change for the better”.