Ukraine accuses Russia over tanks

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Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Ukraine has accused Russia of sending dozens of tanks and other heavy weapons into Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern areas.

National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at least 32 tanks, 16 artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with fighters and ammunition had crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

Ukraine and the West have continuously accused Moscow of fuelling a pro-Russian rebellion in the east with troops and weapons, which Russia has denied.

Russia’s Defence Ministry had no immediate comment on Mr Lysenko’s statement but earlier it again rejected Western allegations that Moscow was deploying more troops near the border.

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to beef up troops on the front line to prevent further losses of territory to the rebels.

Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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