Kiev Government Resumes Civil War Against East Ukraine

The Ukrainian offensive resumed “anti-terrorist operation” after new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ended a 10-day, unilateral cease-fire that had failed to produce peace talks. Oleksandr Turchynov, speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, informed lawmakers that the Ukraine military had been carrying out “attacks on terrorists’ bases and defended posts.”

Putin met with members of his security staff and “held a detailed discussion of the situation in Ukraine, which is rapidly deteriorating,” Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told the Russia-owned ITAR-TASS news agency.

Poroshenko, who had initiated the ceasefire, had announced in a televised address early Tuesday that he was resuming military operations, vowing to “attack and liberate our land.”

Barack Obama meets with Petro Poroshenko, June 5th 2014 - Public Domain

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