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Ukraine says rebels using rocket launchers

Ukraine says separatist rebels in the east have resumed firing rocket launchers

Ukraine says rebels using rocket launchers

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian military officials say separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.

The army said in a statement Tuesday that rebels fired Grad rockets the evening before at the government-held town of Avdiivka, which lies on the fringes of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

There has been a recent uptick in clashes along the front separating government and rebel forces. Speaking an investor conference in Kiev, President Petro Poroshenko warned Tuesday that that the resumption of full-blown war is a perennial threat.

More than 6,000 people have died and another million have been displaced by the conflict that has raged over the past year.


Updated : 2021-09-20 03:25 GMT+08:00