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Russian convoy's entry into Ukraine is 'direct invasion': Kiev

  • Kiev has described the crossing over of a Russian aid convoy into east Ukraine as a “direct invasion” — but ruled out a military response against it.

    The convoy’s first trucks reached the rebel-controlled city of Luhansk.  

    Earlier, the foreign ministry of Russia said that the convoy could not wait any longer at the border, where it was stranded for over a week. The entire convoy consisting of around 260 trucks is now on Ukrainian territory. 

    A senior United States official has slammed what he called Russia’s “flagrant violation of Ukrainian sovereignty”.

     

     

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