Russia says list of Russian military units in Ukraine a ‘hoax’
Newscast Media MOSCOW—The list of Russian military units allegedly deployed in the
conflict area in east Ukraine was a “hoax,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“We noted the release of this hoax information and we have to disappoint its authors
overseas… The information in this material is absolutely untrue,” ministry spokesman
Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
Earlier in the day, Kiev claimed that Russian troops had entered Ukraine.
Russia denied the accusations, saying that “there are no Russian convoys” in Ukraine.
The UN Security Council convened for an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the
situation in Ukraine.
Kiev authorities launched a special military operation in mid-April against
independence supporters in the southeast of Ukraine, who refused to recognize the
legitimacy of the country’s coup-imposed government.