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Ukraine accuses Russian troops of direct involvement in fighting

  • Ukraine’s military has alleged that Russia was directly attacking its troops as the conflict in eastern Ukraine edges closer to the border area, according to media reports.

    Andriy Lysenko, the spokesperson of the Ukrainian military, said regular units from Russia had carried out attacks in the Luhansk region, which is mostly controlled by pro-Russia separatists.

    While Moscow has denied sending troops into the conflict area, it has admitted that "volunteers" are fighting on the rebel side.

    Ukraine’s military has alleged that Russia was attacking its troops as the conflict in eastern Ukraine edges closer to the border area.

    Tagged as: Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian military, Russia, Luhansk region, pro-Russia separatists, Moscow, Ukraine conflict, world news