Kiev has accused Russia of “invading” Ukraine after President Poroshenko said a convoy of over 100 aid vehicles entered Ukrainian territory without permission.
“Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a “flagrant violation of international law” after Russian humanitarian aid lorries entered Ukraine without permission,” reports BBC News.
Kiev went on to suggest that the convoy could be part of a “planned provocation” on behalf of Moscow and rebel fighters in Luhansk.
Ukraine’s security chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko also labeled the incident an “invasion” but said that no force would be used against the convoy.
As we reported last week, Kiev claimed that a “significant” number of Russian vehicles had been destroyed as they tried to cross into Ukraine, although no evidence was ever provided that the incident actually took place.
Moscow responded by accusing Kiev of faking the attack in order to demonize Russia, a reminder of how the Nazis faked a Polish attack on a German radio tower to justify Hitler’s invasion of Poland.
A report by Zero Hedge entertains the notion that the alleged incursion of the aid convoy will be used by Kiev to stage a false flag event which will then be blamed on Russia.
Meanwhile, both Kiev and Washington have still failed to provide any hard evidence that last month’s downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was the work of Moscow-backed rebels. Over five weeks after the incident, air traffic control tapes which could shed crucial light on the final moments of the aircraft have not been released.