Ukraine BLOWS UP Russian Military Convoy as It Crosses into Ukraine
Russian tanks enter Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Friday.
Ukrainian forces blew up a Russian military convoy today as it crossed into eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine said on Friday it had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy that crossed onto its territory in an incursion that has sent cross-border tensions soaring.
NATO accused Russia of active involvement in the “destabilisation” of eastern Ukraine, where pro-Kremlin separatists have been fighting against Kiev for four months.
The two countries have also been wrangling for days over a Russian convoy that Moscow says is carrying aid for besieged rebel-held cities but which Kiev suspects could be a “Trojan horse” to provide military help to the insurgents.
Fears that the border clash could spill into all-out war between Kiev and Moscow sent major share markets tumbling across Europe and the United States.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron that government artillery had destroyed a “considerable part” of a small military convoy that entered the country, the presidency said in a statement.
Video of military activity today in Eastern Ukraine.
Russian troops have reportedly been entering Ukraine every night.
— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) August 15, 2014