Ukraine president calls Putin after tanks roll in

Interior minister says Russia sending support to separatists

(See related) (ANSA) - Rome, June 12 - Ukraine's new President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin Thursday after three Russian tanks reportedly crossed the Ukraine border Thursday to join fighting in eastern parts of the country.
    Poroshenko asked Putin for a plan to end fighting in the east and south of Ukraine, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency.
    The tanks rolled across the Russian border into rebel areas of eastern Ukraine, entering via a checkpoint controlled by rebels in the Luhansk region, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said, according to the BBC website.
    There was no confirmation from the pro-Russian separatists.
   

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