Russia says Ukraine preparing new offensive against separatists

August 17, 2015 12:57

Russia suspects Ukraine is preparing a new offensive against pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine following a spike in fighting in recent days, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference on Monday.

"What we are seeing is that the government in Ukraine is trying to heat up tensions by making some unbelievable and crazy statements," he said.

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