2. The Guardian reporter Shaun Walker reported Thursday on Twitter that he saw multiple Russian military vehicles moving into Ukraine.
7. Though Walker said the vehicles were “probably what has been happening for a while,” they’re likely to exacerbate fears about Moscow’s intentions in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the convoy took the world by surprise. And while Russia said the trucks were filled with things like food and sleeping bags, no one — including the Red Cross and the Ukrainian government in Kiev — knows for sure if that’s actually the case.
A Russian troops watch the convey as it moves toward Ukraine Thursday.
9. Kiev, on the other hand, has slammed the convoy as a direct invasion by Russia.
Some also believe Russia could be using the convoy to resupply rebels in the region, CBS News reports.
Walker reported Thursday that aid convoy trucks — which “do indeed appear to contain humanitarian aid” — stopped short of the Ukrainian border, while the military vehicles proceeded into Ukraine through a gap in a barbed wire fence. “Kiev has lost control of its side of the border in this area,” Walker added. He was unable to determine how long the vehicles would be in Ukraine, but said they prove that Russian troops are active across the border.
- Justice Antonin Scalia, who served almost 30 years on the Supreme Court as one of its most prominent and influential conservative voices, died Saturday. He was 79.
- U.S. Republican presidential candidates debated for the first time since Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire, and it got intense.
- Bitterly cold temperatures and arctic winds began freezing large swathes of the U.S. Northeast ❄️