UKRAINE: RUSSIAN TANK COLUMN ENTERS SOUTHEAST

Washington Times on August 25, 2014, published an AP report that a Ukrainian official was saying that a column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has crossed into the country in the far southeast, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place. Excerpts below:

Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, told reporters the column of 10 tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks crossed the border near Shcherbak after the nearby city of Novoazovsk was shelled during the night from Russia.

The reported incursion and shelling could indicate an attempt to move on Mariupol, a major port on the Azov Sea, an arm of the Black Sea.

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