Revealed: Satellite images which Ukraine say proves Russia is amassing its army on the borders, prompting fears of an invasion
Satellite images appearing to show hundreds of Russian tanks just 11 miles from the Ukrainian border have emerged ten days after President Petro Poroshenko warned that Moscow is scrambling its army on his doorstep.
The images were reportedly taken by Google Earth satellites last month, and shows the Russian military base in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, near Ukraine's eastern border.
Last month, President Poroshenko showed satellite images of the same base, which indicated that more tanks had arrived in recent months.
The new satellite images show around 250 T-62 battle tanks and around one thousand military trucks, artillery systems and tankers at the base, according to the Defence Blog.
'This is 18km from my border, this is the same warehouse where they have their ammunition, the same where they have multi-rocket launch systems, we should be prepared to protect my country,' Poroshenko told Sky News.
He added: 'If the whole world has no reason to trust Putin, Ukraine definitely doesn't have a reason to go with him.'
Poroshenko has previously accused the Russian President of wanting to 'annex' all of the Ukraine.
This comes as the EU's foreign ministers meeting said they would look at offering more assistance to Ukraine as they meet in Brussels this week.
The ministers discussed with Ukraine's Pavlo Klimkin 'the latest developments in the Azov Sea but also, and mainly, the support of the European Union to Ukraine, to Ukrainian people, to territorial integrity of the country', said the bloc's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini.
The bloc later added nine rebel politicians from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of east Ukraine to its blacklist as a follow-up to the separatist vote there, bringing the total number of people barred from the EU over turm