Russia schedules military exercise, while mortar explosions rock Ukraine Minister’s visit to frontline


Amit tensions, Russia has scheduled military exercises including launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, under the supervision of Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin.

At the border on the other hand, a dozen mortar shells fell within a few hundred meters of Ukraine’s interior minister on Saturday as he met journalists on a tour of the frontline with Russian-backed rebels.

The minister, Denys Monastyrskiy, was forced to seek cover as the shells exploded, shortly after he gave on camera interviews to international media, AFP correspondents saw.


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