Ukraine shifts tactics against rebels while claiming 'full-scale invasion' by Russia

September 2, 2014 9:29 AM

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Ukraine shifts tactics against rebels while claiming 'full-scale invasion' by Russia

Ukraine's defense minister has said that government forces are shifting their strategy in an effort to prevent further setbacks at the hands of pro-Russian separatist rebels.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Valeriy Heletey said Monday that Kiev's military were no longer attempting to roust the rebels from their bases in eastern Ukraine and would instead attempt to defend themselves from what he claimed was a "full-scale invasion" by Russian troops.

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