‘What Invasion?’ The Obama Administration Finally Responds to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

(AP)

The Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine is proceeding apace. The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that up to 1,000 Russian troops have crossed the border in recent days, along with assorted military hardware. NATO concurs.

Lithuanian ambassador to the United Nations Raimonda Murmokaite put it rather succinctly:

So why is the Obama administration refusing to call it an invasion?

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invasion After Aid Convoy Crosses Border

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive before parking at a camp near Donetsk located in Rostov Region, August 21

DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.