The threat of an open war with Russia is “more serious than last year,” Poroshenko said, according to Bild. Continue reading
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Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of ‘full-scale’ Russia invasion
President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible “full-scale invasion” from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine.
Russia has denied that its military is involved in Ukraine, but Mr Poroshenko said 9,000 of its troops were deployed.
Clashes involving tanks took place in two areas west of Donetsk on Wednesday.
There was a “colossal threat” that large-scale fighting would resume, the president told parliament in Kiev. Continue reading