Ukraine: 3 Russian Tanks Crossed Our Border
Interior minister says the country engaged with 2 of them
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
The eastern Ukraine city of Horlivka is pictured.   (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

(Newser) – Three Russian tanks have made their way into eastern Ukraine by way of a rebel-controlled checkpoint, according to Ukraine's interior minister, the BBC reports. Arsen Avakov says the tanks, along with armored troop carriers, entered via the Luhansk region then rolled into the adjacent Donetsk region, where they made way to the town of Snizhne; a Reuters correspondent reports seeing three tanks there. Per Avakov, two have since moved to the town of Horlivka, where Ukrainian forces engaged them and a "fight is underway." Russia has not commented on Avakov's accusations that it let the tanks cross.

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njgreen
Jun 13, 2014 6:17 AM CDT
Sounds to me like someone had too much vodka and held a map upside down.
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Jun 12, 2014 10:16 PM CDT
Sources: bbc.com (yank sponsored liars) Reuters (Washington owned liars) If Putty Poot decides to clean up Ukraine of western and fascist scum you can bet it will be more than 3(!) tanks.
yurmala
Jun 12, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
Only three?! Not enough!