"There are not only trucks and APCs intervening into Ukraine across the Russian border, but also tanks now. Latest info: a convoy of Russian tanks is heading towards Donetsk. Kremlin takes off the mask. I'd like to see a person who would still doubt that this is an open Russian intervention, if there are still such people. I'd like to see how a pure naive looks like," Dmytro Tymchuk, head of the Center of military-political research, writes on his Facebook page.
"Three tanks and vehicles with personnel drove to the downtown of Makiivka. It was headed by a car with blinkers, but not a traffic police one. They drove through Zelenyi residential district, have ploughed up asphalt with their chain tracks," a witness told "Ostrov."
Another witness reported that he also spotted an anti-aircraft gun and other military equipment within the convoy. He also confirmed that the convoy was heading towards Donetsk.
"Just saw through 3 tanks flying Russian flag outside #Donetsk, heading toward #Slavyansk. Same T-72s reported by the Russian border today?» journalist Aleс Luhn posted in his Twitter.