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Kiev’s martial law is cover for launching attacks against breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Moscow warns

Moscow believes the Ukrainian government is set for a flare-up of hostilities against rebels in the east, using the newly-imposed martial law to cover up its preparations. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called on international observers, monitoring the situation in Ukraine, to step up their efforts to prevent possible provocations. Last week, Kiev imposed martial law in the eastern and southern parts of the country, after Russia blocked its ships which had entered the Kerch Strait, between Crimea and mainland Russia, without authorization. The move to subsequently enforce martial law “aims to camouflage a new provocation in Donbass”, which Ukraine would frame as evidence of Russian aggression, according to Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “Assault and mechanized brigades of the Ukrainian army are being relocated to the conflict zone after completing intensive training courses with support from US, Canadian and British instructors,” she warned, while the troops…

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