The New York Times. The truce breaks down: in Ukraine, the active battles

In recent weeks in Eastern Ukraine is sharply intensified fighting, according to the correspondent of The New York Times Andrew E. Kramer, Recalling the inhabitants of the front line, commanders and European observers.

The resumption of fighting suggests that Russia is ready «to support two conflicts simultaneously», as expressed by the author, referring to the fighting in Eastern Ukraine and in Syria.

One of the new hot spots in Eastern Ukraine was Marinka.

«A week ago, the attacks were every two or three days, mostly at night, said Sunday in an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Michael M. Prokopiv, commander of the Ukrainian troops in the city. Now not a single day goes by when we fought.»

None of the parties has not yet applied the heavy artillery. Prokopiv believes: at the moment the attacks are aimed «to show us the nightmare», in order to encourage Ukrainian politicians to implement the «Minsk-2».

On Friday, Alexander hug, Deputy head of the OSCE observer mission, told reporters last week that the observers saw the Pro-Russian side of the line 88 tanks. «They’re just standing there, with ammunition, ready for battle, it is easy to get to the line of contact,» said hug.

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The New York Times. The truce breaks down: in Ukraine, the active battles 22.02.2016

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