Nato chief confirms Russian 'incursion' into Ukraine

Copenhagen - Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen confirmed on Friday an incursion by Russian armoured vehicles into Ukraine, saying it showed Moscow's continued efforts to "destabilise" its western neighbour.

"I can confirm that last night we saw a Russian incursion, crossing of the Ukrainian border," he told journalists in Copenhagen after meeting with the Danish defence minister.

Ukraine had said earlier that a column of armoured personnel carriers and military lorries had crossed into Ukrainian territory on Thursday.

"It just confirms the fact that we see a continued flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into the eastern Ukraine," Rasmussen said.

"It is a clear demonstration of continued Russian involvement in the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine."

Julia Griffiths 2014-08-15 09:04:17 PM
Ok! So what you doing about it? Just speaking or are you taking action. So much to say so little to do!
Jack Naftali 2014-08-15 09:19:44 PM
Let's see the the UN, NATO,EU,AU will do about it? Just a bunch of hypocrites. They can't speak up and take serious sanctions against Putin because they know what he is capable of. However, let's see Israel annex Gaza. Then they will speak up about international laws encyclopedia.
Khutso Bokaba 2014-08-15 09:25:04 PM
Putin wanna be in the history books... Hitler wannabe
Martiens Bezuidenhout 2014-08-15 09:36:49 PM
Soo how about sending your military to intercept the convoy and verify it's load... If it is indeed humanitarian relief let them continue on their journey... If it's not demand that they return and expose the Russians intentions once and for all.
dunkie56 2014-08-15 09:55:53 PM
This guy must please go and see a shrink..his continued baiting of Russia via inane comments is a far cry from the authority he is supposed to have..God help us if this is the caliber of Western officials that we have now foisted onto us here in the West..may God help us!
Diana Gill 2014-08-15 10:02:30 PM
Confirm at last you piece of Danish cheese, come up with some evidence. What you see in your marijuana smoked dreams is not necessarily true.
James Ilukena 2014-08-15 10:07:02 PM
Please that what they do when it dose not favour them please concentrate on Israel and criticise it so that we see your human rights you talk about.
Nozipho Mayihlome 2014-08-15 10:08:01 PM
its two things: its either Russia wants to stir things up with the West and thus start world war3/ Russia's long-term ambition is to colonise Ukraine..but Why?
Redphi 2014-08-15 10:19:54 PM
I laugh at idiots who believe this ongoing American propaganda, right from the start they have been trying to trigger false flags, do your homework and don't get fooled
Billy Hewie 2014-08-15 11:40:37 PM
You know Rasmussen is talking BS,everytime his lips are flapping. Thank goodness he is stepping down.