President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible “full-scale invasion” from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia has denied that its military is involved in Ukraine, but Mr Poroshenko said 9,000 of its troops were deployed.
A pro-Russian militant guard Two soldiers and a pro-Russian rebel were killed in the last 24 hours in eastern Ukraine where isolated clashes continue in breach of a truce to end the yearlong war, officials on both sides said Wednesday.
Russian President, Vladmir Putin, has admitted that he ordered the takeover of Crimea, weeks before the peninsula had a self-determination referendum. Mr Putin had ordered that the returning of Crimea to Russia should begin, during an all-night meeting on February 22, 2014, after former Ukrainian President, Victor Yanukovych, was ousted.
At least six journalists and two media workers have been killed in Ukraine since 2014, most of them covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to CPJ research. The post Photojournalist, Serhiy Nikolayev, killed by shelling in Ukraine appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron. As he spoke, pro-Russian rebels said they were pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine as part of a ceasefire.
President Barack Obama says the US is studying the option of supplying lethal defensive arms to Ukraine if diplomacy fails to end the crisis in the east. Russia had violated “every commitment” made in the failing Minsk agreement, he added, after talks with the German chancellor on a new peace