WASHINGTON, DC (Worthy News)– NATO provided new satellite images that reveal Russian tanks are operating in the eastern part of Ukraine and raise significant questions concerning Russia's role in 'facilitating instability' in the region.
Tanks can be seen along with several armored vehicles cross the border into the so-called “People's Republic of Luhansk," NATO said. Later, tanks were reported in Snizhne, and then Makiivka, near Donetsk.
“The tanks do not bear markings or camouflage paint like those used by the Ukrainian military. In fact, they do not have markings at all, which is reminiscent of tactics used by Russian elements that were involved in destabilizing Crimea,” NATO said.
"These images raise significant questions concerning Russia’s role in facilitating instability in eastern Ukraine and its involvement in the movement of military equipment from Russian territory into Ukraine. Russian officials have been repeatedly misleading and evasive regarding their roles in both Crimea and eastern Ukraine. It is important to bring relevant facts to light in an effort to ensure Russia remains publicly accountable for its actions."
"If these latest reports are confirmed, this would mark a grave escalation of the crisis in eastern Ukraine in violation of Russia’s Geneva commitments,” reads the NATO report.