Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Russian Tanks, Artillery, Rockets Invade Ukraine; Russia Renews Its Aggression, Violates Ceasefire

In an effort to take control of more Ukraine territory, Russia has been sending heavy military equipment and troops into Ukraine during the last few days, in a breach of a European-brokered ceasefire agreed on February 12, the Reuters website reports today (March 10, 2015).

The disclosure of Russia's most recent aggression in Ukraine was made by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Victoria Nuland.

Eastern Ukraine and Crimea -- the Black Sea peninsula annexed illegally by Russia a year ago -- was "suffering a reign of terror," Nuland told a congressional hearing on Ukraine, adding that the White House was still considering whether to supply arms to Ukraine's military.

The last few days have seen new transfers of Russian tanks, heavy artillery, and rocket equipment over the border to the separatists, Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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