Ukrainian authorities: Russian troops in the guise of UN force close to border

Some Russian armoured vehicles located not far from the border with Ukraine are in the colours of the UN peacekeeping forces.

Sergey Pashinsky, acting head of Ukraine’s presidential administration made the statement when he was asked whether he was aware of Russia’s intention to bring so called peacekeepers into the country after the ‘referendum’ in Donbas.

Peacekeepers may enter a country only after a special resolution is adopted by the UN Security Council, the top official reminded. In other cases these forces will become occupants, he said.

‘The fact that a convoy of armoured vehicles painted in the UN’s colours is situated in the territory of the Russian Federation is true; Russia also deploys combat units there,’ Mr Pashinsky stated. According to him, any intervention into Ukraine will be considered as military aggression and will trigger an appropriate reaction., following

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