The White House is now calling Russian action in Ukraine an “invasion,” and says more sanctions are to come in response, Fox News has learned.
Russian troops arrived in eastern Ukraine hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would recognize the independence of two separatist regions, officials said.
The Kremlin then raised the stakes further Tuesday, by saying that recognition extends even to parts held by Ukrainian forces.
BREAKING: The White House is now calling Russian moves on Ukraine an invasion, which sets the stage for strong sanctions to be imposed on Moscow. https://t.co/ZS5qa7vHcS
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 22, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House now calling Russian moves on Ukraine an invasion, sets stage for strong sanctions.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 22, 2022