Ukraine Accuses Russia of Launching Invasion

President Poroshenko cancels trip to Turkey amid news and convenes security council   Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. The comments, by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, and statements from NATO, pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and the United States left little doubt that the Russian military entered southeastern Ukraine. A top NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment and have engaged Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties. He called that a conservative estimate and said an additional 20,000 Russian troops were right over the border. “Russian forces have entered Ukraine,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday, canceling a trip to Turkey for the inauguration of newly elected President Recep...

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