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Russia lied, invasion on, Ukraine says

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

French volunteers, supporters of pro-Russia rebels, stand near destroyed Ukrainian military equipment Thursday at Lenin square in Donetsk, Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that “Russian forces have entered Ukraine.”

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

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A girl waves a Ukrainian flag Thursday during an anti-war meeting in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. (By: SERGEI GRITS) (Credit: AP)

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