Russian militants escalate conflict in Donbas

The resumption of hostilities by the pro-Russian militants with the so-called "LPR" and "DPR" in Donbas has no connection with the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, says Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

15 March 2016 19:58

 - Resumption of hostilities by Russia in Eastern Ukraine has nothing to do with the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. In any case, we are in a situation when we have to respond to the changing conditions, said Poltorak during a final briefing on Yavoriv training area as cited by "Ukrinform."

As QHA reported earlier, the tensions along the front line in the ATO area have increased. In particular, the Russian militants again used heavy weapons outside the city of Luhansk.

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