WW4 File: UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR GOES HOT: President Poroshenko accuses Russia of “direct and open aggression”; NSDC spokesman Lysenko: “At least four battalion tactical groups of the Russian Armed Forces are operating in Ukraine in the area of Novositlivka-Novoannivka-Krasne, Starobesheve-Novokaterynivka, Kumachove-Pobeda, and Scherbak-Markyne,” “The Russian military are shelling the checkpoints of the ATO forces and civilian vehicles”; DM Geletey: Russian regular forces have arrived in regional capitals of Donetsk, Lugansk: “The information that Russian troops are there has been confirmed. We are fighting Russia and it is Russia which is deciding what will happen in the Donbass”; Ukrainian Ground Forces abandon Lugansk airport after all-night clashes with Russian tank battalion, Moscow-backed rebels; days of heavy shelling ruins parts of rebel-held Donetsk city; ATO forces “liquidate” 180 “terrorists” (i.e., rebels) over 48-hour period, Grad missile launchers, armoured vehicles; 84 more volunteer soldiers (including 4 female fighters!) of Donbass Battalion break past besieging rebels, Russian regulars; insurgent artillery fires on Ukrainian patrol vessel in Sea of Azov; rebels (Russian regulars?) shoot down Ukrainian Su-25 Frogfoot “close air support” aircraft on Aug. 29

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