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Boris Johnson imposes crippling sanctions on Russia for rolling tanks into Ukraine before ‘full-scale invasion’

BRITAIN today introduced “a series of sanctions” against Russia for rolling tanks into Ukraine in the face of a “full-scale invasion”.

Boris Johnson vows to hit Moscow with a disability sanctions package to be published in the Commons this lunch.

Boris Johnson in the Commons

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Boris Johnson in the Commons
Russia sends troops into two breakaway regions of Ukraine

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Russia sends troops into two breakaway regions of UkraineCredit: Getty

After presiding over a morning meeting over Cobra about the escalating crisis, the Prime Minister warned Vladimir Putin that he was being threatened by evil men who wanted to invade.

He said the aggressor in the Kremlin has “completely tore up international law” and that the West will dominate his economy “as much as it can”.

Mr Putin was dealt an even stronger blow this morning when Germany pulled the latch on the multi-billion pound Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

In the main developments:

“This is only the first round of economic sanctions by the UK against Russia because we think there will be more irrational behavior by Russia,” Johnson said.

“All the evidence shows that President Putin is carrying out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the passage, the subjugation of an independent, sovereign European state.

“Let’s be absolutely clear, that would be absolutely catastrophic.”

He added: “It is paramount that the effort, the conquest of another European country, should not succeed and Putin will fail.”

The prime minister said the Kremlin had “miscalculated” its resolve against an invasion of Ukraine.

Last night, he spoke with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky and vowed a quick and strong response against Moscow.

Today the health secretary called Vladimir Putin decided to send forces into two breakaway regions “a very dark day in Europe”.

And he said the current escalation is “as severe” as the Cuban Missile Crisis at the height of the Cold War.

‘WORDS IS NOT ENOUGH’

Sajid Javid said: “He sent tanks and troops. From that you can conclude that the invasion of Ukraine has begun.”

He confirmed that today’s COBRA meeting will discuss the possibility of sending more military assistance such as weapons to Ukraine.

And he pledged: “We will implement sanctions against those responsible for this clear violation of international law.

“I am sure that close links with the Russian regime will be targeted, as well as certain economic sectors.

“Words are not enough. Putin has decided that he prefers confrontation. We have always been clear that we will act.

“It is a violation of international law and we and Nato will not accept it.”

TANKS ROLL IN

Russian tanks were launched after Mr. Putin is said to have sent troops into Ukraine and recruited medical staff to prepare for “bloodshed”.

Video obtained by Al-Jazeera shows Russian military vehicles in two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin last night recognized Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states – effectively incorporating them into Russia.

Fears are growing as Moscow is now poised to spiral out of rebel control to plunder more territory from Ukraine.

Russian lawmaker Leonid Kalashnikov said Russia would recognize the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions – instead of just the areas currently controlled by the rebels.

With tensions rising, Ukraine said two of its soldiers were killed and 12 others wounded in massive shelling overnight.

New shock Russian forces in the style of Terminator was seen in Makiivka, in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

Kremlin troops and tanks have also flooded into neighboring Luhansk People’s Republic under the guise of “peacekeepers”.

Celebration fireworks were fired and the Russian flag was waved after Putin announced his recognition of both last night.

Russian tanks on the move after Putin reportedly ordered his troops to enter Ukraine

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Russian tanks on the move after Putin reportedly ordered his troops to enter Ukraine
Military vehicles in two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine that Putin recognized as independent countries last night

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Military vehicles in two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine that Putin recognized as independent countries last night

An eyewitness spotted huge columns of troops moving through Donetsk in the direction of Yasinuvata even before he finished his blatant and aggressive statement.

Sources later clarified that witnesses could not be certain that the soldiers seen were Russian.

But Yasinuvata is just nine miles from the 250-mile World War I-style “line of communication” that has separated Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists for the past eight years.

The president signed the order before Congress, making Russia the first country in the world to recognize the two small states created when he staged a land grab in 2014.

The last paragraph of his order to parliament said he was giving orders Russian armed forces to “provide peacekeeping operations on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics”.

In an even more alarming development, The Russian parliament is also said to be approving a plan to build military bases in Donetsk and Luhansk self-reported – and stayed for 10 years.

The US has ordered embassy staff to leave Ukraine immediately after the revelations. Officials from the US say warnings have been sent to Russia’s political opponents on the Kremlin’s “kill or capture” list.

And citizens of Ukraine say that they will take up arms and “fight to the death” to protect their country.

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Bobby Allyn

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