Kremlin says conflict in eastern Ukraine quieter but still dangerous

The Kremlin said on Friday that there were fewer ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine where Russian-backed separatists have faced off against Ukrainian government forces since 2014. But Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said there were not yet grounds to fully relax and signaled Russia, which has massed troops nearby, would continue to watch the situation closely. Ukraine blames a recent spike in violence in its eastern Donbass region on the Russian-backed separatists.

Reuters | Moscow | Updated: 16-04-2021 15:57 IST | Created: 16-04-2021 15:51 IST
Kremlin says conflict in eastern Ukraine quieter but still dangerous
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Image Credit: ANI

The Kremlin said on Friday that there were fewer ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine where Russian-backed separatists have faced off against Ukrainian government forces since 2014. But Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said there were not yet grounds to fully relax and signaled Russia, which has massed troops nearby, would continue to watch the situation closely.

Ukraine blames a recent spike in violence in its eastern Donbass region on the Russian-backed separatists. The leaders of Ukraine, France, and Germany are set to hold three-way talks on Friday about the conflict in Donbass that Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people since 2014.

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