(HorizonPost.com) – Russia continues to escalate matters with Ukraine, with President Vladimir Putin signing a decree declaring Luhansk and Donetsk independent and sending in troops to occupy the regions. But there’s reportedly more going on behind the scenes and if true, could prove problematic.
On February 20, the US told the United Nations (UN) it received information about Moscow compiling a list of human targets in Ukraine. Allegedly, the Russians allegedly plan to capture, kill or send individuals to camps “following a military occupation” of the country. Just a day later, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the letter was a lie, and there was no list. However, the US ambassador to the UN, Bathsheba Crocker, wrote in the letter that Russia likely plans to target people in Ukraine who “oppose Russian actions” and doesn’t rule out kidnappings, murders and torture.
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Crocker claims the actions would be consistent with past actions by the Kremlin and insists the information in the letter came from a credible source. The writing immediately followed the news that President Joe Biden agreed to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, as long as he agreed to stay out of Ukraine in the meantime.
However, a national security official alleged on Tuesday that Russia’s move to occupy Luhansk and Donetsk was considered the “beginning of an invasion.” So it’s unclear whether the meeting is still happening. In the meantime, the US has announced its intentions to roll out stiff sanctions against Putin’s regime.
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