NATO Says Russian Troops Enter Ukraine as East Risks Open War

November 12, 2014 2:24 PM

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NATO said it saw columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering Ukraine this week, supporting allegations by the government in Kiev that the nation’s eastern combat zone is close to returning to open war.

“We have seen columns of Russian equipment, primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air-defense systems and Russian combat troops entering into Ukraine,” U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top military commander, said in Bulgaria, according to a transcript.

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