August 17, 2015

Lavrov: Kiev seems to be readying offensive in east despite ceasefire



The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Russia have met in Moscow - with July's nuclear deal and the Syrian crisis dominating talks.

Sergey Lavrov also took time to voice Russia's increasing concerns over the crisis in east Ukraine, saying it looks like Kiev is preparing a new offensive.

RT

Related,
Russia claims Kyiv is planning a new offensive in eastern Ukraine - DW
EU condemns escalation of military conflict in eastern Ukraine, urges parties to preserve civilians' lives - Interfax

Attacks in Ukraine surge to levels seen at battles of Debaltseve, Ilovaisk - Kyiv Post
Footage of Sartana damages from militant shelling released on Ukrainian TV (video) - Unian

Intense Artillery Duel Rocks Ukraine's Coastal City Of Mariupol - RFERL
DPR did not order return of tanks and armored vehicles to frontline positions - TASS

'Everybody's fed up with this war': Fighting in East Ukraine heats up (RAW battle video > click CC for subs) - RT
Students hand professor over to security service for making pro-separatist statements - Kyiv Post

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