Tension Escalates In Ukraine

The United States today demanded Russia to "immediately" withdraw a disputed aid convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Moscow did not respect Kiev''s sovereignty according to Press Trust of India.

Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Kiev's forces and immediately President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the ever increasing presence of Russian military personnel was triggering a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict.

Also Russia has moved several artillery units which are under the direct control of Russian military personal to fight and attack Ukrainian armed forces. The supposed aid conveys sent for humanitarian propose inside Ukraine is seen as a direct challenge to Kiev.

Nato's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, criticized the Russians on Friday and said, "I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross."

He added, "Moreover, Nato also observed an alarming buildup of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine."

Now the United Nations Security Council will hold emergency consultations today to see if this new escalation of tension between Russia and Ukraine can be decreased.