West, Russia trade accusations at U.N. over new Ukraine violence




 
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June 6th, 2015  
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Topic: West, Russia trade accusations at U.N. over new Ukraine violence


By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western nations and Russia traded accusations at the United Nations on Friday over the recent upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, while a senior member of an international monitoring team blamed both sides in the conflict for breaking a ceasefire. The diplomatic clash between European, U.S. and Russian envoys came a day after Ukraine warned of a possible "full-scale invasion" by Russia, following the worst fighting with Russian-backed separatists in months. The deputy head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) monitoring mission, Alexander Hug, was more balanced in his remarks to the Security Council.




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