Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

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By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces. NATO called it a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments and said Russia had been using artillery against Ukrainian troops both across the border and within Ukraine, the closest the alliance has come to accusing Russia of direct war. "These developments are even more worrying as they coincide with a major escalation in Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine since mid-August, including the use of Russian forces," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.