Adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister: Russia launches full-scale invasion

War in the Donbas

Adviser of the Minister of the Interior Zorian Shkiryak emphasized that Russian troops are invading Ukraine in several directions. 

Zorian Shkiryak, adviser to the Minister of Interior of Ukraine, has announced that Russia’s military has launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine on air of He noted that this massive invasion is happening in several directions, and that the Russian General Staff is trying to diffuse the [Ukrainian] Anti-Terrorist Force. According to him, this is done to seize settlements in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

In the evening of August 27, Russian forces had taken control of Novoazovsk, forcing Ukrainian troops to retreat.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had tweeted #RussiaInvadesUkraine and #UkraineUnderAttack, for the first time officially acknoledging that Russia invaded Ukraine.

Earlier, the Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt had tweeted that the conflict in Ukraine had crossed a threshold when it can be called a war.

Source:, twitter

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