(London Daily Mail) Russia was accused of sending tanks into Ukraine for the first time yesterday while the West’s attention was diverted by the chaos in Iraq.
The development threatens to destroy the tentative peace process just when the US and EU had hoped Vladimir Putin had agreed to ease tension.
Three T-72 tanks were in Snizhne, some 13 miles inside Ukraine, backed up by armoured personnel carriers, claimed Kiev. It was initially not clear if the tanks were Russian or under the control of separatist forces sympathetic to Moscow.
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Russia uses T-72 tanks but Ukraine does not.