RFE: U.S. Demands Russia Observe Cease-Fire; Says Combined Russian-Separatist Forces Attack Monitors
The United States has called on Russia to "immediately" observe a cease-fire deal in eastern Ukraine -- saying that a combined force from Russia’s military and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine had been targeting international monitors.
In a February 26 statement, the U.S. State Department called on "Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the cease-fire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access" to the region for monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Washington's call came a day after the OSCE monitoring mission said armed men in separatist-controlled territory to the north of Donetsk had seized one of the unarmed drones that the monitors use to assess cease-fire violations.
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Ukraine War News Updates -- February 26, 2017
Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors -- BBC
US slams Russia over increased violence in Ukraine -- DW
U.S. condemns attacks on special monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine -- Reuters
16 soldiers wounded in Ukraine clashes despite truce: army -- AFP
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicals -- TASS
Drone captures endless lines of coal cars held up by blockade of rebel E. Ukraine (VIDEO) -- RT
Kiev Repeats Call for Lethal Weapons' Supplies to Ukraine -- Sputnik
Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners -- RFE
As Russia-U.S. ties strengthen, violence escalates in Ukraine -- Globe and Mail