Rebel attacks on Ukraine forces put ceasefire under pressure




 
--
Boots
 
June 21st, 2014  
News Manager
 

Topic: Rebel attacks on Ukraine forces put ceasefire under pressure


By Richard Balmforth and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire under pressure. The action came just hours after the start of a ceasefire at 10 p.m. on Friday by Ukrainian forces, ordered by President Petro Poroshenko as part of his plan to end the rebel insurgency in the east of the country. A government forces spokesman said the separatists used mortars and sniper fire to attack Ukrainian posts at Izvareno and Uspenka on the border, wounding nine Ukrainian officers.

More...
 


Similar Topics
Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure
Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure
REMEMBERING SEPT. 11: BILL CLINTON'S ULTIMATE LEGACY
Indians are so treacherous -- Richard Nixon
India and Pakistan