This is a fast breaking story so I figured I would go on and make a thread. Russian forces entered Ukraine last night and were attacked by Ukrainian forces in response.
Ukraine says destroys Russian armour as NATO slams 'incursion' - Yahoo NewsEurope voiced alarm on Friday over reports that Moscow had sent military hardware into conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, as Kiev prepared to inspect a controversial Russian “aid” convoy parked up at the border.
Tensions, already high over fears Moscow could use its humanitarian mission as a “Trojan horse” to help rebels, spiralled further after Ukraine’s military confirmed British media reports that a small convoy of Russian armoured vehicles was seen breaching the frontier.
“If there are any Russian military personnel or vehicles in Ukraine they need to be withdrawn immediately or the consequences will be very serious,” British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.
Moscow has denied the allegations, the latest claims from the West that it has sent armour across the border to help pro-Kremlin separatists who launched an insurgency against Kiev in April.
Meanwhile the BBC got a look inside the aid trucks that are being brought in under the protection of the Russian Military. What they found? They were mostly empty...
BBC News - Ukraine crisis: BBC finds Russian aid trucks 'almost empty'A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine has been opened up to journalists at the border.
The Ukrainian government had insisted that inspectors checked the trucks' cargo, amid fears that they could be carrying military supplies for the rebels - an accusation Russia has rejected.
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg noted that many of the trucks were "almost empty".