Clashes Continue to Happen in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine

Various clashes in Donetsk add to doubts about the fragile ceasefire reached between Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists last September.

The new report on violence and heavy artillery convoy was moving in eastern Ukraine on Monday (10/11) raises further doubts about the fragile ceasefire reached between Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists last September.

Donetsk regional government reported that three civilians and a Ukrainian soldier was killed and seven others were injured Monday when a separatist forces attacked the northern outskirts of the city of Donetsk. Rebel-held town that Sunday attacked all-out.

Reuters correspondent reported from the city of Donetsk that the shooting appeared to be more active than the other shootings since the beginning of October. They said the shots came from the area of heavy fighting, and the report of smoke rose over the ruins of the city’s airport.

Both sides traded accusations repeatedly attacked civilian areas.

Western journalists Monday reported seeing a convoy of armored vehicles, including at least six tanks, moving towards the city of Donetsk.

Monitoring Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine expressed concern after seeing convoys of heavy weapons and tanks in the separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine. On Friday, Ukraine accused Russia sends more than 30 tanks and truckloads of troops to support the pro-Russian uprising.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steimeier during a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday said the situation in eastern Ukraine back into a serious and that everyone involved in the conflict, including Russia, must still comply with the agreed ceasefire in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, last September.

Source: VOA


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