Ukraine accuses separatists of violating Easter armistice



The Ukrainian government says one soldier has been killed and several troops wounded in the country’s east in what seems to be a violation of a recently brokered armistice.
Both sides in the deadly conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists had agreed to observe a cease-fire with the start of the Orthodox Easter and May Day holidays. The armistice was supposed to go into effect at midnight on Saturday.
Sunday is Easter under the Orthodox Christian calendar.
Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, spokesman for Ukraine’s operation in the east, said on Sunday that the separatists had shelled its positions overnight at several locations, including the suburbs of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

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