Russia warns Ukraine of ‘irreversible consequences’

Russia’s foreign ministry has warned Ukraine over an incident in which a cross-border shell hit two houses in Russia, reportedly killing a Russian man. It threatened possible “irreversible consequences.”

A statement from the foreign ministry said Ukraine had been handed a note of protest describing the incident as “an aggressive act by the Ukrainian side against sovereign Russian territory and the citizens of the Russian Federation.”

The town reportedly hit by the shell is situated on the border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting against the government in Kyiv for some three months. It is not clear who fired the shell.

Russia has repeatedly claimed that Ukrainian fire has hit settlements along the border, but no deaths have been previously reported.

Full article: Russia warns Ukraine of ‘irreversible consequences’ (Deutsche Welle)

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