After the presidential election, the fighting in eastern Ukraine are flared up again – now they have reached the million city of Donetsk. Separatists report of 35 deaths and accuse the government of having fired a patient transport.
In eastern Ukraine, there was again some heavy fighting: After separatists information at least 35 people died in the “anti-terrorist operation” of the government alone in the city of Donetsk killed.
Government troops proceed for weeks against insurgents in the east of the country. The separatist leader Pawel Gubaryov announced on Monday evening , a truck with injured fighters had been shot at by loyalist troops than he had been from Donetsk airport to a hospital on the go. The self-proclaimed governor of the unrecognized ” People’s Republic of Donetsk ” said in a statement also 15 injured .
Health authorities confirmed only that there had been fighting in the city of millions dead and wounded , but gave no information about to which conflict side were the victims. Donetsk is led by militant pro-Russian forces , who do not recognize the Kiev government. Independent reports of the incident did not exist.
The selected new pro-Western president on Sunday Petro Poroshenko announced a tightening of the “anti- terrorist operation ” . At the same time he called for a dialogue with Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, according to Interfax , his government was ready for it. Observers see a timid approach. However, he urged Poroshenko also , the “anti- terrorist operation ” to stop .
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Poroshenko was officially declared the winner on the evening of the presidential election. According to the Election Commission of billionaire came to enumeration of 90.01 percent of the ballots to 54.33 percent. Exregierungschefin Yulia Tymoshenko ended up a distant second with 13 percent in second place. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) estimates that the election in spite of the troubled situation met democratic standards.
The vote in the crisis country is also the subject of the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday evening. Previously it had been called in diplomatic circles, as the situation does not escalate in the country, would not be standing for tougher sanctions against Moscow currently at.
In the dispute over gas supplies to Russia and Ukraine failed to agree on a package meanwhile. After a summit meeting of the Energy Ministers of the EU Commission in Berlin on Monday differences over the future price of gas for Ukraine were significantly unchanged. “We are not yet through,” said EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU) said. In a further round of negotiations on Friday escalation is to be averted.