NBC says: Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine, drawing condemnation at emergency U.N. meeting, but I don't see how they got the information.
A Reuters witness saw columns of military vehicles including tanks early on Tuesday on the outskirts of Donetsk, the capital of one of the two breakaway regions, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised them as independent states.
The Reuters reporter saw about five tanks in a column on the edge of the city and two more in another part of town. No insignia were visible.
Is there a source for "Putin ordered" and any evidence that the "invasion" has started (beyond this sighting of a few unidentified tanks).
(It seems that aid from Russia has now been requested, but the troops have not yet been given orders.)