NATO releases evidence of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Photos

The North Atlantic Alliance has released satellite images showing the movement of heavy machinery, equipment and personnel of the Russian Armed Forces into Ukraine, NATO headquarters has told a Ukrinform reporter.
“NATO released new satellite images on Thursday, 28 August 2014, that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine,” NATO said.
The alliance also said that this information had been confirmed from other sources.
“The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre (CCOMC), Allied Command Operations, said.
In addition, the alliance detected large quantities of advanced weapons, including air defense systems, artillery, tanks, and armored personnel carriers being transferred to separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.
NATO said that the images had not been altered or changed and that additional information had been added to identify locations, dates and equipment. DigitalGlobe images can be independently verified:

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