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22 Feb, 2022 15:02

RT News - February 22 2022 (17:00 MSK)

Celebrations in Donbass as President Putin recognizes the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, and pledges to ensure peace in the region. Germany suspends the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as Western powers draw up sanctions against Moscow. The Russian foreign minister says Western condemnation of Vladimir Putin's move was expected and the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict have been trampled on by Kiev. Archive documents obtained by a German magazine, reveal a US pledge not to expand NATO beyond Germany, back in 1991. We discussed it with a former foreign minister of Austria.