: Ukraine says Russian-backed separatist forces using heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine
Politics16:10 Mar. 17, 2016
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Ukraine says Russian-backed separatist forces using heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine

One Ukrainian soldier wounded

The situation in eastern Ukraine is intensifying. Russian-backed separatist forces have launched attacks on the towns of Zaitseve and Avdiivka with heavy weapons, wounding one Ukrainian soldier.

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A detachment of ten militants meanwhile attempted to enter Popasna, in the Luhansk region. According to Ukrainian officials the military was forced to return fire.

President Petro Poroshenko says the actions of Russian-backed separatist forces are putting in doubt a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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