Ukraine claims that rebel forces are massing outside Mariupol, backed by Russian troops, and will soon move to seize the city. Ukrainian analysts say the rebels covet the port, which would give them an outlet to the sea, and the capture of the Donetsk region’s second largest city would be another huge psychological boost for the separatist movement after its victory over the Ukrainian Army in Debaltseve last week, the Christian Science Monitor writes.
“After the Minsk agreement was signed, there has been no ceasefire. Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat from our own territory,” says Oleksiy Melnyk, Co-director of foreing …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre