The situation in east-Ukraine became fearful after Russian-backed separatists forces launched an intense artillery barrage across the frontlines with Ukrainian forces, shelling a Kindergarten and injuring three. Rebels and the military blamed each other for firing across the ceasefire line.
As per the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) there were “multiple shelling incidents” last Thursday across the military line in Donbas.
Ukraine’s Russian-backed breakaway eastern territories had ordered military mobilisations amid increased fighting.
Therefore, men falling under the fighting age in Donetsk and Luhansk were being put on stand-by.
Amid the intensifying tensions with Russia, the Kremlin repeatedly denied that there are plans to invade Ukraine and has mentioned that Russia has all the liberty to do what it wants with its own military.
Western countries had accused Russia of trying to create a fake crisis in the eastern regions as a pretext to invade. They also warned of Russia gearing up to invade Ukraine with its 150,000 troops at its border.
While Russia has denied it plans an invasion of Ukraine, and has called such claims propaganda.
On Saturday, Russian president Vladimir Putin, looking at the major drills of Russia’s strategic nuclear missiles from Moscow, mentioned that the eastern Ukraine condition is deteriorating. He also accused the Western leader’s of neglecting Russia’s Security concerns.
U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that any invasion of Ukraine would freeze Moscow out of global finance.
After the death of two Ukrainian Soldiers who were killed around rebel – held enclaves. Boris Johnson said “The fact is that all the signs are that the plan has already in some senses begun”.
Looking at Russia’s plan He also warned that this could lead to the biggest war in Europe since 1945.
Russian troops had been engaged in military exercises in Belarus situated on Ukraine’s northern border, and were supposed to go back when the war activities ended on Sunday. But then came an announcement from Moscow and Minsk that the troops would stay indefinitely. This raised concerns that Russian troops could attack the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
Moscow had accused Ukraine of destroying the Russian border facility. But Ukraine denied shelling a border facility used by Russia’s Federal Security Service.
Ukrainian military spokesman Pavlo Kovalchuk said ” We couldn’t stop them producing this fake news, but we always emphasize that we do not shoot at civilian infrastructure, or into some territory in the Rostov region or whatever”.
On Monday, the Russian military stated that, during the clashes it had killed five “saboteurs” who violated the Russian military border. The incident took place near the village of Mityakinskaya located in the Rostov region.
Ukraine had requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Monday in order to address the threat of a Russian invasion, citing security assurances it received in return for giving up its nuclear arsenal in 1994.
On Tuesday, Putin ordered troops into two-rebel- held regions in eastern Ukraine, after recognising them as Independent states.
Russia mentioned that the troops have not yet been deployed but will be “peacekeeping” in the regions.
However, the US does not believe that the troops would be peacekeepers and it has accused Russia of creating a pretext for war. While few other countries have announced sanctions.
The Ukraine President said that Ukraine was not afraid of anything or anyone.