Ukraine Army Prepares for Possible Rebel Offensive

Armed people and military trucks are seen near a checkpoint outside a building in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 12

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday.

Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month; Ceasefire Looks in Doubt

Smoke rises above an old terminal and an administrative building of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport after the recent shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.