Ukrainian President Calls For Calm In Wake Of Russian Actions

Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling on the country to resist giving into panic in the wake of Russian forces entering the country.

He called an urgent session of the UN National Security Council on Thursday. Security officials say two columns of tanks entered the country’s southeast earlier in the day. “Destabilization of the situation and panic, this is as much of a weapon of the enemy as tanks,” Poroshenko told the council.

Meanwhile, Kiev accused Russia of funneling more armor into rebel-held western areas of Ukraine earlier this week.

Tom Rivers joined us to discuss.

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