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 UK Summons Russian Ambassador Due to Incursion into Ukraine

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is "very alarmed" at reports Russian military vehicles have crossed into Ukraine - and warned there could be "very serious consequences".

The vehicles, including armored personnel carriers, crossed the border near the town of Donetsk on Thursday night, Censor.NET reports citing BBC and SkyNews.

Russia's ambassador to the UK has been called to the Foreign Office (FCO) amid reports of a military incursion into Ukraine by Russian forces.

Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko has been asked to "clarify" the reports, the FCO said. Mr Hammond, who has summoned the Russian ambassador to clarify the situation, said they should withdraw immediately.

The fact of the crossing was confirmed by NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who said it was a "clear demonstration of continued Russian involvement in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine".

 
 
 
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