: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Poroshenko: More than two thousand Russian soldiers cross Ukraine’s border today


More than two thousand Russian soldiers, two hundred tanks and armored personnel carriers have crossed the Ukrainian border today.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has announced this on the air of the Bloomberg Europe TV channel, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The situation is getting worse. We have now received the information that more than two thousand Russian soldiers, two hundred tanks and armored personnel carriers have crossed our border. This creates a very high risk of further escalation of the situation,” he said.

According to the President, about eight thousand Russian military are already positioned in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s President has stressed that the current situation is still not as complicated as it was in August last year. In particular, Ukrainian forces continue restraining “Russian offensive operation” at several sites.

“However, taking into account that additional forces coming to my country, the situation may worsen in a few days,” Poroshenko said.

He reiterated the need for a ceasefire and implementation of the Minsk agreements, which Ukraine strictly adheres to.

“Currently, Ukraine above all needs coordinated actions of the whole world to stop the aggression and escalation of the conflict,” Poroshenko noted.

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