"Information about the invasion is coming all the time, but mostly it is fake. We did not expect that Russia would resort to full-scale invasion, without declaring a war," said Shidlyukh during a briefing in Kyiv while presenting a report of General Staff of the Defense Ministry on the progress of military operations in the summer of 2014, according to Ukrainska Pravda.

According to the General Staff, Russian troops invaded in two directions: toward Mariupol and south of Luhansk. And in each direction "four groups of forces of the Russian Federation were involved."

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