50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels

February 13, 2015 2:38 AM

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50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine said on Thursday that pro-Russian rebels had reinforced their positions with tanks and missile systems in east Ukraine while marathon four-nation talks were taking place the previous night.

A deal reached at talks involving Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France envisages a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists starting on Sunday, but all sides said there was a long way to go towards real peace.

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