facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ukraine: Troop movements will no longer be publicized after Russian attacks

The Ukrainian government announced Thursday that "all information about the movements of the military forces of Ukraine will not be made public," in response to an attack by Russian forces on Ukrainian troops after their military advance was publicly reported.
By JC Finley   |   Aug. 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government has decided that it will no longer publicize troop movements following recent attacks by Russian forces.

"Today all information about the movements of the military forces of Ukraine not be made public, because yesterday after it was reported that [Ukrainian] troops had advanced to Starobesheve, they were shelled by a Grad [rocket launcher]," First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Hennadiy Zubko announced Thursday.

From now on, "The position of the leader of the General Staff is that all information will be closed," said Zubko.

A senior NATO official estimated that more than 1,000 Russian troops have joined Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, characterizing the maneuver as an "incursion."

The Ukrainian government on Thursday accused Russia of conducting a "direct invasion," and President Petro Poroshenko called for emergency meetings of the U.N. Security Council and European Council to address "the introduction of Russian forces into Ukraine."

The U.N. Security Council announced it will hold an emergency session to discuss Ukraine on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback