Ukraine military, rebels accuse each other of increased attacks

April 10th, 2015  
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Topic: Ukraine military, rebels accuse each other of increased attacks

Ukraine's military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern territories despite a two-month-old ceasefire deal. "The enemy has significantly intensified firing on our positions from weapons that according to the Minsk agreement are meant to have been withdrawn," Kiev's military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing, adding that the majority of attacks had taken place around the airport of rebel-held Donetsk. He said in the past 24 hours rebels had fired at government troops 18 times with weapons of between 120 mm and 122 mm caliber. The conflict erupted a year ago when rebels opposed to a new pro-Western leadership in Kiev and the ousting of a Moscow-backed president occupied state buildings in two big cities of Ukraine's Russian-speaking east, Donetsk and Luhansk.


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