Russian troops invade Ukraine

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2014/08/28 • War in the Donbas

Due to the actual deployment of Russian troops within the territory of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has cancelled his working visit to Turkey and called a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

The situation in the Donetsk region has been deteriorating in the recent days with Russian soldiers and military equipment being massively deployed in the area. On August 27, the town of Novoazovsk in the Donetsk region, where no military operations had been held before, was taken by Russian troops. This was reported by the commander of the 5th special squadron “Donetsk”, battalion “Dnipro-1” Vladimir Shilov.

According to him, “Russian troops have taken Novoazovsk, tanks have blocked the town. Inhabitants are prohibited to leave it. As Russian military claim, mop-up operation is being planned in Novoazovsk.” Shilov claimed that this information had come from one of the soldiers at a checkpoint in Mariupol, as well as from the police officers in Novoazovsk.

Journalist of The New York Times in Novoazovsk Andrew Kramer also reported that Russian tanks were noticed during the battle in the town.

Earlier the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine stated that Russia’s armed forces were moving military equipment and manpower closer to the border areas with Ukraine, especially in the Rostov region. Some of these units had crossed the state border and entered the territory of Ukraine.

Recent Russian actions clearly demonstrate that Moscow is bluntly drawing Ukraine and the entire world into a full-scale war.

Under the current circumstances, Ukraine counts on serious support from its international partners and believes that strengthening EU sanctions against Russia as well as providing Ukraine with military and technical support will help deterring Russian aggression.

Source: president.gov.ua, pravda.com.ua

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  • Jacks Channel

    If a weaker nation ask for our help we have to help or we’re morally weak cowards.

    Glory to the Heros.

  • Arctic_Slicer

    They actually invaded six month ago but it’s nice to finally see some acknowledgement for what’s actually happening in Ukraine.

    • Murf

      Yea but now it’s out in the open.
      It’s time for “Afghanistan Part 2; Russians piled higher and deeper.”
      All the West needs to do is supply the UA Air Force with anti aircraft countermeasures and this will turn into a turkey shoot. Bleeding Putin now will be FAR lass costly than the next. And there WILL be a next time, until Putin is gone

      • Arctic_Slicer

        I’ve been arguing that other countries should have been doing more to supply Ukraine with better weapons a long time ago. If Ukraine had better and more accurate weapons they would have had to rely less on inaccurate mortars and grads that have accidentally killed many civilians. Now that Russia is doubling down on the invasion it’s more important than ever that Ukraine be given new and better equipment.

  • Peter Wolf

    Sorry but the picture is not from ukraine…please stop giving free shots to russian propaganda…