Quiet Months Mask Continued Instability In Ukraine
Not a lot of news has come out of Ukraine in the last few months, but now it looks like the truce might be showing signs of weakness.By Sebastian Martinez | May 3, 2015
It's kind of telling that the most recent video out of Ukraine to make headlines was this — a fox making a sandwich, instead of scenes of fighting in the country's east. (Video via Radio Free Europe)
February's truce has afforded the Ukrainian military time to regroup, and even train with American forces, but it could be showing signs of weakening.
The Guardian's Ukraine correspondent Alec Luhn reports eight Ukrainian soldiers died in fighting this week, constituting "the most intense clashes since the ceasefire agreed in Minsk."