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NATO: These satellite images show Russian troops entering Ukraine

Ukraine on Wednesday claimed Russian troops had invaded the country and fought with its troops — and now NATO says it has the pictures to prove it.

On Thursday, NATO released a handful of satellite images showing what it says are Russian artillery, troops, and support vehicles entering Ukrainian territory. The images show Russian forces setting up "firing positions" around Krasnodon, Ukraine, near the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

NATO also released images that it said showed Russian forces amassing just East of the Ukrainian border.

"These latest images provide concrete examples of Russian activity inside Ukraine," NATO said in a statement, "but are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the overall scope of Russian troop and weapons movements."