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Amnesty International says it has documented proof of a massive Russian military presence in Ukraine.

In its new report on the situation in eastern Ukraine, released on Sept. 7, the human rights watchdog released several satellite images made on Aug.26-29 showing Russian artillery presence in the eastern Ukraine.

“The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the fighting in Ukraine, but satellite imagery and testimony gathered by the organization provide compelling evidence that the fighting has burgeoned into what Amnesty International now considers an international armed conflict,”- reads the report.

The armed conflict between Ukrainian government forces on one side, and Russia-backed rebels on the other side, has been going on since March.

On Sept. 5, a truce was signed in Minsk between Ukrainian government and rebel’s organizations Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, however, both sides reported of violations of the truce. 

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