FROM James Marson
Russian Convoy Crosses into Ukraine, Violating Agreement More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office called it “a flagrant violation of international law.” We hear from Rear Admiral John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon.
Ukraine Government Says It "Destroyed" Part of Russian Convoy President Petro Poroshenko says his Ukrainian artillery destroyed a Russian military convoy last night as it was crossing the border. British reporters say they saw about 20 vehicles, but there’s no other confirmation of Poroshenko’s claim. James Marson is Deputy Moscow Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
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