A State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday, Russian forces as well as rocket launders and armored vehicles are being sent into Eastern Ukraine, in a Russian-directed counteroffensive against the Ukrainian military.
While neither side got the concessions it was seeking, Israel and Hamas agreed to an ambiguous open-ended truce Tuesday. On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a national address aimed at countering critics of the war.
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clashed in a final debate on questions from defense to the sustainability of an economy dependent on revenues from North Sea oil, but the heart of the 90-minute exchange centered on what currency an independent Scotland would use.
The detention of the Russian paratroopers, who claim to have crossed the border accidentally, comes as the presidents of Russia and Ukraine attend a regional summit, with some speculating that the two may meet.