President Vladimir Putin expressed “grave concern” over the incident, Russian news agencies quoted his spokesman as saying.
Russia has made repeated claims that settlements along its porous border with Ukraine — which the West and Kiev say is a key supply route for the rebels — have been hit by Ukrainian fire, but no deaths have been previously reported.
The claims come as Putin, whose nation will host the 2018 World Cup, is attending Sunday’s final in Rio de Janeiro to take part in a handover ceremony with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said in …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle