‘The notion that there is, or ever was, a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is a farce.’
The pro-Russian separatists have access to a radioactive bunker. Kiev fears they plan to weaponize it.
Russia denies sending troops to help separatist fighters in east Ukraine and says Alexander Alexandrov went on his own.
Attack puts pressure on G7 leaders meeting this weekend to tighten the sanctions against Putin and his oligarchs.
Mariupol is on the road to Crimea, but taking the city is far beyond the rebels’ reach without Putin’s troops.
President Petro Poroshenko announced air strikes and artillery assaults on pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions following the end of a ceasefire.