In Ukraine each side accuses the other of cease-fire violations
(February 5) Both the pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian authorities accuse each other of carrying out frontline artillery attacks in eastern Ukraine resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.
|The Russian Foreign Ministry accused Ukrainian forces of violating the Geneva Convention by shelling civilian areas and also of violating the Minsk peace deal by using banned heavy weapons. An Independent article comments: "Civilians are among more than a dozen people killed in Ukraine in a “dangerous deterioration” in the continuing war amid fears rebels have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s silence on alleged violations."|