Russian military personnel sit atop an armored vehicle outside Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, August 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)
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Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy.Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used as cover for a Russian military intervention, and has insisted that its forces check the convoy before it moves across the border. Another Reuters reporter saw two dozen APCs moving near the border with Ukraine Thursday night.Kiev and NATO have said they fear Russia, which they say has massed more than 40,000 troops near the border, will invade east Ukraine.Kiev has said if the humanitarian convoy enters Ukraine without the consent of the authorities, the Ukrainian government will view that as an illegal incursion.
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