Thousands of Russian troops are already in Ukraine, military sources have warned Tuesday, just hours after Vladimir Putin gave the order for his forces to cross the border amid fears he is about to launch a land-grab in the country’s east.
It comes as a White House official declared the Russian military’s movement to be an ‘invasion’ after Russia’ strongman leader recognized the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent regions — including portions still under the Ukrainian government’s control.
More than 10,000 soldiers entered separatist-occupied areas overnight, a source with links to Ukrainian military intelligence told MailOnline, with 6,000 sent to Donetsk, 5,000 to Luhansk and 1,500 to the city of Horlivka. ‘It is difficult to believe [Putin] could have moved that quickly -…
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