Ukraine’s Battleground as Seen in Satellite Images

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The shaky cease-fire seems to be holding in Ukraine, but the conflict on the ground still remains.

The cease-fire was imposed late Friday, but was thrown into peril over the weekend by the shelling of Mariupol and fighting near the airport of the rebel-held city of Donetsk in the country’s east. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, told reporters Monday there had been about half a dozen rebel violations of the cease-fire.

NATO released satellite images showing Russian forces inside Ukraine, but Russia has repeatedly denied its involvement. Now, Amnesty International has its own satellite images showing the build-up of artillery and armor in Ukraine. The group on Sunday also accused both separatist fighters and Ukrainian forces of war crimes, saying it has proof of incidents of indiscriminate shelling, abductions, torture and killings Read more…

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Amanda Wills

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