: :inin Kyiv (EET)

US Sounds Warning Over New Ukraine Clashes, Casualties

The U.S. State Department is voicing “deep concern” about renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government troops, saying the fighting near the Russian border has caused dozens of military and civilian casualties.

A statement Tuesday said the fighting, which erupted Sunday near the rebel stronghold city of Donetsk, has left 17,000 civilians — including 2,500 children — without water, heat or electricity. It also called for an immediate cease-fire.

Hours earlier, the European Union called the fighting a “blatant violation” of the so-called 2015 Minsk Protocols — a truce negotiated with the help of German and French leaders that …read more

Source: Voice of America

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