Ukraine Leader Warns of Threat of Full-Scale Confrontation with Russia
Ukraine's President said late Tuesday he's concerned about a possible full-scale confrontation with Russia following a maritime clash between the two countries over the weekend. President Petro Poroshenko told Ukrainian journalists that the incident Sunday was an "extraordinary event." "Officially, without tearing off chevrons, without 'green men,' Russian troops in large numbers attacked the ships of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Poroshenko said on his website, referring to soldiers during the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea who were not wearing insignia on their green uniforms.