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World Ukraine says soldier killed in shelling by Russia-backed forces

01:11  12 april  2021
01:11  12 april  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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The Ukrainian military said a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia - backed separatist rebels, as hostilities rose sharply in the east of the country. As of the reported attack on Sunday, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this year, more All of us share that concern.” Ukrainian forces and Russia - backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine ’s Crimean peninsula. More than 14,000 people have died in the conflict, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled.

The Ukrainian armed forces said on Sunday one soldier was killed and another injured due to shelling by separatists in the eastern Donbas region. Russia - backed separatists violated cease-fire 10 times over the last 24 hours, the Operational Command East said in a Facebook post.

The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east.

a man in a military vehicle: The conflict in Ukraine's east has killed more than 13,000 people and turned into a nagging problem in Moscow's relations with the West [File: Gleb Garanich/Reuters] © The conflict in Ukraine's east has killed more than 13,000 people and turned into a nagging problem ... The conflict in Ukraine's east has killed more than 13,000 people and turned into a nagging problem in Moscow's relations with the West [File: Gleb Garanich/Reuters]

As of the reported attack on Sunday, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this year, more than half the number who died in all of 2020.

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KYIV – The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia - backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this year, more than half the number who died in all of Ukrainian forces and Russia - backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine ’s Crimean Peninsula. More than 14,000 people have died in the conflict, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled.

KYIV – The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia - backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this year, more than half the number who died in all of Ukrainian forces and Russia - backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine ’s Crimean Peninsula. More than 14,000 people have died in the conflict, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled.

Russia denies Western claims that it has sent troops into eastern Ukraine to help the rebels, but officials say the army could intervene if Ukraine tries to retake the area by force.

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Sunday that “if Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences”.

In recent weeks, fighting has intensified between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, with signs of a Russian troop build-up in the region raising concerns of major escalation in the long-running conflict.

Ukraine has accused Russia of amassing thousands of military personnel on its northern and eastern borders as well as on the annexed Crimean peninsula.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia - backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply Local citizens visit their home in the separatist-controlled territory to collect belongings after a recent shelling near a frontline outside Donetsk, eastern Ukraine , Friday, April 9, 2021 .Tensions have built up in recent weeks in the area of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine , with violations of a cease-fire becoming increasingly frequent.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia - backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Sunday that “if Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences.” Ukrainian forces and Russia - backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine ’s

The Kremlin said on Sunday it was not moving towards war with Ukraine, but that it “will not remain indifferent” to the fate of Russian speakers in the conflict-torn region.

Meanwhile, Moscow said it feared the resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect civilians there. Kyiv has said it will not launch an offensive against the Russia-backed separatists.

Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

The conflict in Ukraine’s east has killed more than 13,000 people and turned into a nagging problem in Moscow’s relations with the West.

Fighting has subsided in the past few years but a diplomatic solution to settle the eastern region’s status has stayed out of reach.

Crimea is still recognised as part of Ukraine by the United Nations, and Kyiv says it will one day win it back.

US President Joe Biden, who previously oversaw Washington’s policies on Ukraine, is viewed as a strong ally by Ukrainians and his top diplomat Blinken, in talks this week with his French and German counterparts, agreed on supporting Ukraine against “Russian provocations”.

Paris talks seek to defuse growing Russia-Ukraine tensions .
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to hold talks Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a show of support for his pro-Western government after a Russian military build-up on its eastern borders raised fears of an invasion. The tensions have escalated seven years after the 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea by Moscow and declaration of breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists prompted the worst decline in ties between Russia and the West since the Cold War. Macron received Zelensky for lunch in Paris and both men were to talk later with Chancellor Angela Merkel by video link.

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