Ukraine: A soldier killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists

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A Ukrainian soldier was killed and two others were injured Sunday in what became known as a pro-Russian separatist attack in eastern Ukraine, the staff said.

The Ukrainian armed forces became embroiled in a conflict with pro-Russian separatist rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions shortly after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

Kiev said yesterday that separatists had launched eight rocket-propelled grenade and mortar attacks against government troops.

The Ukrainian government on Tuesday denied reports that Russia was strengthening its military presence on the country’s eastern border.

In recent days, videos circulating on social media sites depict trains and convoys carrying tanks and missiles to southwestern Russia, not far from Ukrainian territory.

The conflict in Ukraine has claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people.

Russia has consistently denied accusations by Ukraine and Western countries that it actively supports separatists in the Donbas region.


Source From: Capital

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