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Send In The Tanks — 28 Newspaper Front Pages As Putin Moves On Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to order troops into two rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine, after recognizing them as independent states, is front-page news all around the world.

Send In The Tanks — 28 Newspaper Front Pages As Putin Moves On Ukraine
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After weeks of escalating rhetoric, diplomatic roller coasters and wondering “what will Putin do,” Russian President Vladimir Putin took a decisive first step toward what some fear may be the worst military conflict in Europe since World War II.

During a televised speech late Monday night from the Kremlin — and just hours after rising hopes of a potential Biden-Putin summit — the Russian president formally recognized the independence of two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and ordered Russian troops to move in, officially for "peacekeeping" purposes.

But all signs say it means just the opposite. The move marks a "tipping point" in the crisis, reports German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, as many fear it means a major war that could lead to extensive bloodshed among Ukrainians and Russians, as well as lasting ramifications for the rest of the world’s economy and political balance of power.

Here’s how international newspapers featured this decisive moment on their front pages Tuesday:

UKRAINE - kpaïha


RUSSIA - Komsomolskaya Pravda

Komsomolskaya Pravda





UNITED STATES - New York Daily News

New York Daily News

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The New York Times

The New York Times

UK - The Times

The Times

The Guardian

The Guardian

GERMANY - Süddeutsche Zeitung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

SWEDEN - Dagens Nyheter

Dagens Nyheter

FRANCE - Le Figaro

Le Figaro


Le Soir

De Morgen

De Morgen

LUXEMBOURG - Luxemburger Wort

Luxemburger Wort

ITALY - La Stampa

La Stampa

Il Tirreno

Il Tirreno

SPAIN - El Periodico

El Periodico

El Correo

El Correo

GREECE - E Kathimerini

E Kathimerini

CROATIA - Vecernji List

Vecernji List

NETHERLANDS - De Telegraaf

De Telegraaf

POLAND - Super Express

Super Express

ISRAEL - ​Yediot Ahronoth

Yediot Ahronoth


La Nacion

BRAZIL - Jornal do Commercio

Jornal do Commercio

MEXICO - La Razon

La Razon

SOUTH KOREA - JoongAng Ilbo

JoongAng Ilbo

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