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And so it begins.
Kiev says three Russian tanks entered east Ukraine A Ukrainian tank is seen here firing during a clash with rebels in Sloviansk earlier this month
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Ukraine’s interior minister has said three tanks have crossed the border from Russia into rebel areas of the east and that fighting is under way.
The tanks entered Ukraine along with other armour through a checkpoint controlled by rebels in the Luhansk region, Arsen Avakov said.
The army engaged two of them and destroyed part of the column, he said.
Russia has rejected Mr Avakov’s statement as “another fake piece of information”.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who was elected last month, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had a “substantial” conversation by phone on Kiev’s plan of peaceful settlement in the east, Ukraine’s presidency said in a statement.
Mr Poroshenko said that it was “unacceptable” for the tanks to be crossing into Ukraine, his press secretary said.
Pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence after holding referendums last month which were deemed illegal by the government in Kiev.
Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of supporting and arming the rebels – a claim denied by Moscow.