The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is proving shaky at best. In the city of Soledar, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers work together at a ‘Joint Situation Center’ to monitor violations. But co-operating is no easy task.
Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II protocol.
An explosive blaze at a Ukrainian munitions depot has been brought under control, according to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. He blamed "external factors" for the fire. Authorities evacuated 24,000 residents.
Ukraine's capability to secure its own weapons caches is under scrutiny, with military investigators revealing lax practices at the warehouse where a fire broke out. The blaze forced thousands of people to flee.
The expatriated opposition politician's return to Ukraine has placed the fragile political stability under severe pressure. His conflict with President Poroshenko is escalating.
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