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Friday, 7 November 2014

Ukraine says dozens of tanks cross border from Russia......

Military vehicles poured into Ukraine in multiple places and Ukraine’s army is preparing “for an adequate reaction,” a military spokesman said.

A burial service for Andrey Yeliseyev and Daniil Kuznetsov in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday. On Wednesday, a shell landed in a school football field and killed the two boys aged 14 and 18.
Dozens of tanks and other military vehicles crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia, the government in Kyiv said, as tensions between the former Soviet republics threatened to escalate into open war.
Military vehicles poured into Ukraine in multiple places and Ukraine’s army is preparing “for an adequate reaction,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kyiv today. He said pro-Russian militants were shelling government troops in the conflict zone with grad missile systems, mortars and artillery, killing five servicemen and wounding 16.
“Russia continues to supply manpower and military vehicles to Ukraine’s Donbas,” Lysenko said. “Yesterday, 32 tanks, 16 howitzers, and 30 trucks with ammunition and manpower crossed the border from Russia” into the conflict-torn Luhansk region.
Andrei Bobrun, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, wouldn’t immediately comment when reached by phone in Moscow.
The standoff is coming to a head after Ukraine and its allies accused separatists of undermining peace efforts with Nov. 2 elections in Donetsk and Luhansk. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Nov. 5 that Ukraine’s “civil war” isn’t subsiding as cities continue to come under shelling and the civilian death toll rises. Putin denies that Russian forces are involved in the conflict.