In today’s nominee for the as-of-yet nonexistent “Oh Cr*P” category:
Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) - Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, according to a report from Ukraine’s state-run media on Monday.
“I have just spoken with the national defense and security council secretary. Ukrainian military intelligence confirm the fact military personnel and equipment have been transferred from Russia to Ukraine,” the prime minister is quoted as saying.
He continued: “Tanks, GRAD multiple rocket systems, BUK and SMERCH systems, radio electronic intelligence systems are not sold at local Donetsk street markets. Only the Russian army and Defense Ministry have them.
Russian officials could not be immediately reached for a response. “
In the past few months, Ukrainian officials have accused Russian President Putin of providing weapons, armed men and financial support for insurgencies across eastern Ukrainian areas, claims which Putin has denied repeatedly to date.
According to reports, more than 4,800 people have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.