Large Russian military convoy spotted in Rostov Oblast about 30/50km from Ukraine border, likely M4 highway

Yesterday, each side has accused the other of breaking the truce.

Today, large military movement has been reported in Russia’s Rostov Oblast near the border with Ukraine.

Kyiv Post Reports:

At least four civilians were killed in the frontline city of Avdiyivka some 700 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, after the city was massively shelled by Russian-backed separatists at 7 p.m. local time, Ukraine’s National Police reported on May 13.

While TASS Reports:

The Kiev-controlled town of Avdeyevka has come under fire staged by the Ukrainian side so that the self-proclaimed Donetsk People‘s Republic (DPR) could be accused of derailing the Minsk accords, the DPR operations command said on Saturday.

“It is another provocation ordered by the commander of the Donetsk operations and tactical group with involvement of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade, the Right Sector (a far right group banned in Russia), Ukraine’s National Guard along with foreign media outlets in the run-up to the Minsk talks,” the Donetsk news agency quoted the spokesperson as saying.

The DPR explained how the provocation was staged.

“The 72nd brigade opens fire on the DPR position, whereas the Right Sector is shelling Avdeyevka and foreign media are recording,” he said.

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