Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce


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Moscow not only denies backing the fighters but also accuses Washington of fomenting the February protests that ousted a pro-Kremlin leader and brought in a new team that struck an historic EU alliance and is now seeking NATO membership.

No truer statement as the below..... Washington started this Drama, and Putin is doing what he has to do.. That's just the way it is !

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What a bunch of bull.

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"But people living around the airport seemed to point most of the blame on Ukrainian forces who had been shelling Donetsk from just outside the city "

Somehow I think people who are being shelled have a better idea of who is firing at them than Western ministers posting on Twitter.

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Russia further stoked tensions by sending a 220-truck convoy into rebel-held territory which it said carried aid but which was never checked by European monitors or Ukrainian soldiers at the border.

European monitors or Ukrainian soldiers have one week to check these trucks ....

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