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.

Tank Column Crosses from Russia into Ukraine

Two destroyed T-72 tanks, which presumably came from Russia, are seen on a battlefield near separatist-controlled Starobesheve in eastern Ukraine October 2

KIEV (Reuters) – A column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Kiev military said on Friday.