Kyiv says rebels are launching a new Ukraine offensive
Kyiv has accused pro-Russian separatists of launching a massive new offensive in eastern Ukraine. This comes as the rebels cement their hold on a long-disputed airport ceded by Ukrainian troops after a long defense.
“Russian terrorist groups have essentially violated all prior ceasefire agreements and are assuming their active offensive operations,” Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council chief Oleksandr Turchynov said during a televised government meeting on Friday.
“We are talking about active units of the Russian armed forces,” Turchynov added.
Fighting between the Kyiv government and pro-Moscow rebels has intensified in eastern Ukraine this month. The rebels now hold more territory than agreed by the rival sides under a ceasefire signed last September.
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Source News: DW