Ukraine says 3 tanks cross from Rus­sia

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s pres­i­dent ral­lied sup­port Thurs­day for his plan to end fight­ing in the coun­try’s east in phone calls with the Rus­sian and Ger­man lead­ers, even as he con­demned what Ukrainian of­fi­cials called an in­cur­sion of ar­mored ve­hi­cles from Rus­sia.

The Ukrainian in­te­rior min­is­ter said three tanks crossed into Ukraine along with other ar­mored ve­hi­cles from Rus­sia and were at­tacked by mil­i­tary forces fight­ing pro-Moscow sep­a­ratists. He did not di­rectly ac­cuse Moscow of send­ing the tanks, but said it showed Rus­sia had failed to ful­fill prom­ises to tighten bor­der con­trols.

Rus­sia has de­nied send­ing troops or weapons to Ukraine, de­scrib­ing Rus­sian cit­i­zens who have joined the armed sep­a­ratists as vol­un­teers. There was no in­de­pen­dent con­fir­ma­tion that the tanks had come from Rus­sia.

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