Russian defense ministry denies any incursion into Ukraine, says no vehicles destroyed

Announcement rattled global markets
Russian defense ministry denies any incursion into Ukraine, says no vehicles destroyed

by CNBC | August 15, 2014


Ukrainian artillery destroyed a “significant” part of a Russian armored column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to Ukraine’s presidential website.

Separately, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked the Russian armored column as soon as it crossed onto Ukrainian soil. The announcement rattled global markets.

“Appropriate actions were undertaken and a part of it no longer exists,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists.

Poroshenko’s website said he and Cameron had discussed the situation by telephone following British news reports that a Russian armored column had entered Ukrainian territory.

“The president said that this information was reliable and confirmed because a significant part of this equipment had been destroyed in the night by Ukrainian artillery,” it said.

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