Friday, January 30, 2015

NATO Cheif: Russia is Behind Ukraine Rocket attack That Killed 30 and Injured 100

A woman in Kiev adds a candle to an impromptu memorial 
for the victims of rocket attacks on Mariupol, which killed 
dozens of people on January 24
NATO's chief said Monday that a weekend rocket attack in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol came from areas controlled by separatists who are receiving more equipment from Russia.
"We condemn the sharp escalation of violence along the cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists. This comes at great human cost to civilians," Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after a meeting of NATO ambassadors in Brussels.
Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, a victim of Saturday's 
shelling, pour soil into his grave during funerals in Mariupol, 
Ukraine, on Jan. 26, 2015.(Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka, AP)
Stoltenberg spoke after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused NATO of pursuing its own interests in Ukraine and using civilians as "cannon fodder."
The rocket attack Saturday killed 30 people and injured about 100. Stoltenberg said it occurred after Russia supplied the separatists with rocket systems, tanks, armored vehicles and electronic surveillance systems.
Mariupol is a strategic port city on the Black Sea that is still controlled by Ukrainian forces. If captured by separatists, it would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday's attack.
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