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Ukraine ‘repels attempted Russian incursion’

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-15

Russian forces attempted to enter Ukrainian territory adjacent to the Crimea region Saturday but were repelled by Ukraine’s military, the country’s defence ministry said.

“Units of Ukraine’s armed forces today...repelled an attempt by servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation to enter the territory of Kherson region on Arbatskaya Strelka,” a ministry statement said. “This was repelled immediately.”

It said the Ukrainian military used aircraft, ground forces and its aeromobile battalion in the operation. The territory in question is a long strip of land running parallel to the east of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

The mostly Russophone Crimea was taken over by Russian forces shortly after the ousting of pro-Kremlin former president Viktor Yanukovich last month.

Crimea’s newly appointed government is set to hold a referendum Sunday over whether to become part of Russia or remain a semi-autonomous region within Ukraine.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-03-15

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