US Diplomats Flee as Putin Claims Control of 2 Ukrainian Territories, Orders Military to Seize Them


WASHINGTON – Overnight the few remaining American diplomats in Ukraine were temporarily evacuated to Poland as Russian President Vladimir Putin ratchets up the possibility of war in eastern Europe.

On Monday, Putin “recognized” two so-called breakaway territories in eastern Ukraine and then ordered Russian troops to invade those areas. The move is being met with global condemnation. The U.S. has already imposed some minor sanctions and more are expected Tuesday.

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