Ukrainian president claims Russian forces involved in operations
July 15 , 2014
Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has suggested that Russian military officers are participating in military operations in the conflict zone.
His comments came after a Ukrainian transport plane was shot down close to the border.
According to a statement on Poroshenko’s website, the An-26 plane was flying at a height that was sufficient to dodge any weapons the pro-Russian rebels are known to have — and therefore was “probably” targeted from inside the territory of Russia.