Financial Times. In Eastern Ukraine, increasing hostilities

«In the separatist regions of Ukraine, fighting intensified, seven government soldiers and about 15 Russian-backed militants were killed in the battles of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, according to authorities — misleading Roman Olearchyk, Kathryn hill and Stefan Wagstyl in The Financial Times

Officials of the Ukrainian defense Ministry on Monday accused the «Russian occupation troops» open fire «using the full power of their Arsenal on all the front lines» from Donetsk, to the South towards the strategically important port city of Mariupol. According to officials, during the attack, the separatists used rocket systems «Grad».

«Leaders in Donetsk, the separatists accused Kiev bloodshed and the army claim that it had lost one of their leading commanders, the article says. — The escalation routine daily shootings will increase the number of victims of this three-year undeclared war over territories of the Ukrainian-Russian border, which has already reached about 10 thousand.»

«Kiev has accused Pro-Russian separatists for provoking the fighting by trying to capture the position of the Ukrainian government to the North of Donetsk», — reported by the authors. In response Ukrainian soldiers «went on the offensive, capturing the important position of strategic importance», said the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak.

The journalists remind that the attack happened after a conversation between the presidents of Russia and the USA on the Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts.

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Financial Times. In Eastern Ukraine, increasing hostilities 31.01.2017

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