While all eyes are affixed on Iraq (and record highs for stocks), the situation in Ukraine continues to re-escalate. Ukraine's interior minister Arseniy Avakov, speaking at a news conference, exclaimed:
- *UKRAINE SAYS RUSSIA FAILED TO STOP REBEL CONVOY AT BORDER
- *UKRAINE SAYS ARMORED REBEL VEHICLES CROSSED BORDER FROM RUSSIA
- *UKRAINE SAYS REBEL CONVOY INCLUDES 3 TANKS, NUMBER OF APCS
- *UKRAINE MILITARY IN FIREFIGHT WITH REBEL VEHICLES NEAR BORDER
Unconfirmed reports note 3 T-72 tanks in the Snezhnoye region. Time for some more sanctions.
What Avakov said (via InterpreterMag)
"Last night, three T-72 tanks crossed the Ukrainian state border from the Russian side.
One tank is in the village of Snezhnoye. Two other tanks have moved out of the town.
These tanks were intercepted by Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Snezhnoye.
A battle is under way."
The tanks on the move this morning...
And another more detailed clip...