This was stated by spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Stephen Warren, Censor.NET reports with reference to UNIAN. "I can confirm that there have been numerous columns of Russian heavy equipment including tanks, armored personnel carriers, rocket launchers, air defense systems and other heavy weapons," he said, noting that there were Buk rocket complexes among the Russian military equipment transferred to Ukraine in the past weeks.
Warren could not specify the number of vehicles that crossed the border but said that the largest column, which the American side managed to record totaled 100 units including tanks. According to him, this took place about two weeks ago. In addition, according to the Pentagon, Russian is shelling the Ukrainian territory with artillery and rocket launchers. According to the Pentagon press secretary, these facts suggest that Russia is doing the exact opposite of what it is saying, and this is of major concern.
"We once again urge the Russians to immediately cease the support of the separatists in Ukraine and begin to work for a peaceful settlement of the conflict," he said.