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EUROPE - 28/08 13:58 CET

Poroshenko says Russian soldiers have been ‘brought into Ukraine’

Poroshenko says Russian soldiers have been ‘brought into Ukraine’

Russian troops have been “brought into Ukraine”. So says the top man in Kyiv, Petro Poroshenko, canceling a trip to Turkey for the inauguration of its new president and calling an urgent meeting of Ukraine’s national security and defence…