Russian Federation starts a war with Ukraine
On 1 March, 2014, Russia officially announced the dispatch of troops to Ukraine. "The ‘reason’ for this was disingenuous information about ‘Russian citizens killed in the Crimea’. Russian security forces are carrying out a set of planned actions aimed at military provocations in Crimea and eastern Ukraine in order to destabilise the situation in Ukraine. Ukrainian armed forces have been put on full combat alert.
On 1 March, 2014, at approx. 5:00 p.m., the Federation Council unanimously and with applause ,supported Vladimir Putin’s proposal “on using the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine until the normalisation of the socio-political situation in the that country has been reached”. The decision was made In connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the armed forces of the Russian Federation...".