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Ukraine urges ‘tough sanctions’ after Putin orders troops into rebel regions

KYIV (AFP) – Ukraine yesterday urged its Western allies to hit Russia with “tough sanctions” after President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions as independent and ordered in his troops.

Putin’s move – which came with tens of thousands of Russian soldiers on Ukraine’s borders and fears of an all-out invasion – was quickly and widely condemned by Kyiv’s allies in the West.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin