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 espreso.tv. 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.
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) August 27, 2014
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.
[hr]Source: espreso.tv, twitter
We are now evidently seeing fighting between regular Russian and regular Ukrainian forces in Eastern Ukraine. There is a word for this.
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) August 27, 2014