Russia Says Ukraine Trying to Drag It Into Donbass Conflict

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister accused Ukrainian leaders on Monday of trying to drag Moscow into the conflict in eastern Ukraine, following an escalation in fighting between government forces and rebels in the breakaway region.

“We observe attempts to carry out provocations, elicit some reaction from the militia and drag Russia into some kind of combat action,” Sergei Lavrov told Russia’s state television.

Russia accused Ukraine of destabilising the situation after government forces used a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone to strike a position controlled by Russian-backed separatists last week.

Rebels supported by Moscow have been fighting government troops in Ukraine’s Donbass region since 2014, soon after Russia seized and annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine. Kyiv says at least 14,000 people have been killed.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Mark Trevelyan and Mark Heinrich)

(c) USNews.Com

9 comments

  • “Russia accused Ukraine of destabilising the situation after government forces used a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone to strike a position controlled by Russian-backed separatists last week.”

    More double standards from horseface. Russia sells S400s to Turkey, no problem. Turkey sells drones to Ukraine, provocation against Russia. Not sure how it can be a provocation against a country, that denies any involvement in this “internal” conflict?

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  • Is Maria Kiselyova related to nazi filth Dmitry Kiselyov by any chance?
    If not, it must be an unusual coincidence that this kremtroll snot has her name on it.

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    • No relation to the scumbag. She used to be a swimmer, but now represents United Russia in the Duma.

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      • Good research F1!
        I wonder what this “USNews.com” really is? They have a dot com address, but I guess it’s coming out of the shithole? In which case this and the myriads of sites like it could easily be blocked in the west. On the grounds of fomenting war by promoting lies.
        Also for being neo-nazi scum.

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        • This company has been around since the 1940s in the US. It’s owned by a guy called Mortimer Zuckerman, who is a life long Democrat. My guess is this organisation is inflitrated by Russian lovers. BTW, the editors name is Kimberly Castro.

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  • Reading comments made by the Kremlin makes Biden and Harris look very articulate and truthful, both of which are subpar. In stupidity, it is almost impossible to surpass the garbage coming from mafia land. Heck, even North Korea sounds more straightforward.

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  • Who still reads this horseshit? These RF dopeys are a laughing stock.

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