Ukraine says rebel offensive continues as ceasefire looms

The Ukrainian army says a pro-Russian rebel offensive shows no sign of slackening ahead of a planned truce. Georgian politician Mikheil Saakashvili has meanwhile been appointed an aide to the Ukrainian president.

Pro-Russian rebels are pushing on with an offensive in eastern Ukraine despite an imminent planned ceasefire, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday.

It reported 120 separate attacks by the rebels in the past 24 hours, and said fierce fighting was continuing around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, which has formed a focus of the separatists’ offensive in recent weeks.
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