Pro-Russia Separatists Declare New State To Replace All of Ukraine

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The pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine said they plan to propose an abolishment of Ukraine and a new state to replace it on Tuesday, in comments that further exacerbate tensions in the area since a 2015 peace deal, according to Reuters. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the statements from Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was part of a “puppet show” led by Russian authorities. Ukranian officials said Russia wanted to show the European Union and the United States that they could keep the crisis ongoing or even worsen the situation. A new envoy from the U.S. was appointed this month for the Ukraine crisis and…

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Pro-Russia Separatists Declare New State To Replace All of Ukraine

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