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Fierce fighting resumes in Ukraine; Putin blames Poroshenko

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUPresident Vladimir Putin of Russia on July 1 condemned Ukraine for stopping its unilateral ceasefire that reduced fighting in eastern Ukraine.

He noted his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko has now assumed direct political responsibility for the conflict.

Poroshenko, however, blamed criminal elements as he ended the ceasefire and resumed a full-scale military operation using aircraft and artillery.

BBC reports that four people were killed in a minibus when shells hit the rebel-held town of Kramatorsk in Donetsk region.

A policeman was reported killed in the city of Donetsk when separatist fighters attemped to seize the Interior Ministry’s regional headquarters.

A tank battle between rebels and government forces was reported to be taking place near the town of Karlivka

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces announced they had regained control of the Dovzhanskyy crossing on the Russian border.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    That many Europeans, and their pro-American media turned their heads, closed their eyes whilst the EU and U.S. carried out this coup, caused this tragedy in Europe is to their undying shame.

    That some Europeans actually rejoice in the coup suggests they are no better than the baseball bat wielding NAZI thugs much beloved of Nuland, Kerry, McCain and the rest of the ”F*** you, anti Europe’ cabal.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If you love the Russians so much go live there and try to post this column

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      • mike walsh says:

        Anonymous. Unlike you I do not hide behind anonymity. Who are you, where do you skulk? I cannot recall ever having my comments not not published in Russian media. As a matter of fact, only today I was able to prove that the Reich’s magnanimity towards Russians and Ukrainians during the German occupation was far more generous than the current German chancellor’s.
        May I refer you, and certain others commentators, to the wise words of Abraham Lincoln. “It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

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    • Anonymous says:

      This whole incident was caused by Russia, and Russian terrorists.

      This whole incident has been funded by Moscow.

      Is there any reason you can provide as to why Russians wish to invade and carry out terrorist attacks in sovereign nations ?

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  2. Linda says:

    It’s not Poroshenko who is responsible for the Ukrainian debacle but PUTIN and his 5th columnists; suggest he takes plank out of his own eye before searching for speck in others. And Mr Walsh should take a holiday and rest his brain he is obviously very tired.

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  3. B says:

    Mr Walsh should listen to and apply his own quote of Abraham Lincoln – “It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

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  4. Tom says:

    Walsh! do us all a favour ….Put a sock in that mouth of yours.

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