“MOSCOW—Ukrainian forces used aircraft and artillery against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country early Tuesday, as fighting intensified after President Petro Poroshenko declared an end to a 10-day unilateral cease-fire that had failed to stop the violence.
“The active phase of the antiterrorist operation resumed this morning,” Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, told legislators in Kiev on Tuesday. “Our armed forces are striking the bases and staging areas of the terrorists.”
The decision to use the army represents a gamble by Mr. Poroshenko that Russia won’t send in its troops, massed for months on the other side of the border, and that Kiev’s ragtag forces can oust the increasingly well-armed militants.
Fighting was reported in several areas across the region, including at posts along the Russian border that Ukrainian forces had lost to separatists in recent weeks, as well as near the international airport in Donetsk, the region’s largest city. Separatist officials also confirmed the fighting had picked up across the region.
Four civilians were killed and five wounded in the city of Kramatorsk….”
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