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Ukraine to initiate UN Security Council meeting June 5 to discuss Maryinka events

June 04, 2015, 21:05 UTC+3 KIEV
Active fighting between the Ukrainian army and the militia forces took place near the Maryinka populated locality near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday
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A Ukrainian serviceman in Maryinka

A Ukrainian serviceman in Maryinka

© AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

KIEV, June 4 /TASS/. Ukraine hopes that the United Nations Security Council will convene on June 5 to discuss the latest events in Maryinka , Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations Yuri Sergeyev worte in Twitter on Thursday.

"Ukraine will initiate a UN Security Council meeting tomorrow to discuss yesterday’s [June 3] events in Maryinka," Sergeyev wrote.

Active fighting between the Ukrainian army and the militia forces took place near the Maryinka populated locality near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday. Eduard Basurin, deputy corps commander of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, described it as a full-scale Ukraine army provocation aimed to distract attention from preparations for a large military operation in the Luhansk region.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, in turn, that the worsening military situation on the disengagement line was the thorniest issue.

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