1500 Russian troops enter Ukraine

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Kiev: Ukrainian Military on Monday said that at least 1500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware has entered Ukraine over the weekend.

Ukraine military officials said, “One thousand five hundred Russian soldiers and 300 pieces of military equipment, including Grad missile systems, crossed the Ukraine-Russia border on February 7 and 8.”

The Ukrainian Military has alleged that around 170 vehicles, including trucks, petrol tankers and and cars have also crossed the border. Russia have been accused by Ukraine and the West of supplying troops and equipment to pro Russian separatists fighting against the Ukraine forces in the east.

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 Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine are due to hold negotiation talks in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday.