Ukraine says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist




 
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February 23rd, 2015  
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Topic: Ukraine says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist


By Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops were still under attack.




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