Ukraine accuses Russia of 'direct invasion'
Ukraine's ambassador to the OSCE accused Russia on Thursday of a "direct invasion" following reports that Russian troops were active in the conflict-torn east of the country.
"We registered a direct invasion by the Russian military into the eastern regions of Ukraine," Ihor Prokopchuk told journalists following a special meeting of the European security body to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.
"The situation has significantly aggravated," he said in English, citing the capture "by regular Russian forces" of the key southeastern town of Novoazovsk and several other surrounding towns.
"Ukraine views the latest developments as active aggression against Ukraine," Prokopchuk said.
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