Operation re-launched against rebels: Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces have relaunched their anti-terrorist operation against pro-Russian separatists after a 10-day truce failed to resolve the crisis, Prime Minister Oleksandr Turchynov said on Tuesday.

“This morning, the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation was resumed. Our armed forces are attacking the terrorists' bases and strongholds,” Interfax quoted Turchynov as telling parliament.

After President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire, speaker Oleksander Turchynov informed the parliament that the Ukrainian government forces launched new military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east, attacking separatist bases.

"I can inform you that in the morning the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation was renewed. Our armed forces are carrying out strikes on terrorist bases and checkpoints," the speaker said.

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