Authorities Said That Battalions of Russian Soldiers Are Flooding Ukraine

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By Athena Yenko | August 28, 2014 2:22 PM EST

Battalions of Russian soldiers are making their advance in a key town of Ukraine.

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
A local resident rides past debris at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region July 23, 2014. The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT DISASTER CIVIL UNREST)

Kiev officials told press in a briefing that Russian armoured vehicles had already waged an offensive to an important Ukrainian town, the Novoazovsk.

Seizing control of the seaside corridor in Novoazovsk would allow Russia to access oil and gas fields operated by the Russian energy giant Gazprom, the military hardware in the Zaporizhia region and an important food factory in Kherson, which is Ukraine's entryway to Crimea.

Ukraine government forces had already gained control of all the important roads to Donetsk and Luhansk regions that separatists were occupying. This would mean that the sighted Russian military armours are on the road into Novoazovsk that gained entry from Russia.

NATO had also accused Russia of deploying its military personnel to the key roads leading to a land bridge from Taganrog to Crimea.

Mr. Vladimir Putin had always denied Russia's involvement with the Ukraine crisis. He had declined to participate in peace talks saying that to end the crisis was only "Ukraine's business".

Meanwhile, a decree on parliament dissolution was already made public in the official bulletin of Ukrainian president. This means that election campaign shall commence on August 28.

The Australian Government had advised for Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Ukraine due to the terrible security situation in the region. Violence could escalate further without any warning from the authorities.

There was report on deaths and kidnapping in both Donetsk and Luhansk. Situations continue to be grave in Slovyansk, Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Svyatohirsk. Armed groups had set up illegal road blocks and checkpoints. Anyone is at risk of being threatened and detained.

The regions are also becoming dangerous for the journalists.

"We continue to advise against all who will travel to the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk, including the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site, due to ongoing conflict and the highly volatile security situation. We advise Australians not to travel to Crimea at this time as it is not under Government control", the Government said in a statement.

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A local resident rides past debris at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region July 23, 2014. The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT DISASTER CIVIL UNREST)
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