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1,500 Russian troops, military equipment enter Ukraine: Kiev

AFP
Published Feb 9, 2015, 10:50 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 8:36 pm IST
Around 170 vehicles, including trucks, petrol tankers and cars, also crossed the border
Ukrainian soldiers walk past weapons near Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway junction, has been the epicenter of recent battles between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian
 Ukrainian soldiers walk past weapons near Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway junction, has been the epicenter of recent battles between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian

Kiev: At least 1,500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware entered Ukraine over the weekend, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.

"One thousand five hundred Russian soldiers and 300 pieces of military equipment, including Grad missile systems, crossed the Ukraine-Russia border on February 7 and 8," Ukraine military spokesman Andriy Lysensko told journalists.

 

Around 170 vehicles, including trucks, petrol tankers and cars, also crossed the border, he said.

Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of supplying troops and equipment to pro-Russian separatists battling the Kiev military in the east of the country, something Russia denies.

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