VOLNOVAKHA, Ukraine—On Tuesday in this embattled front-line town in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian army’s 30th Brigade came under 120 mm mortar fire from its enemy—a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars entrenched across no man’s land about 2 kilometers away.
The indirect fire skirmishes in Volnovakha underscore a more widespread surge in heavy fighting along the 250-mile-long front lines in eastern Ukraine, which began on Jan. 29.
Amid the uptick in fighting, at least 35 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have died in the last week alone.
Meanwhile, Feb. 15 will mark the two-year anniversary of the Minsk II cease-fire. The conflict’s …read more
Source: The Daily Signal