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    Russia Warns UNSC of Kiev's Plans for Full-Scale Military Action in Donbas

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    Russian envoy to UN Vitaly Churkin warned the UN Security Council on Friday that the Ukrainian authorities are preparing a full-scale military operation against self-proclaimed republics in the east of the country.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Churkin said in a letter to the UNSC that the latest developments in the situation in Donbas, including increased shelling of settlements controlled by Donbas militia, show that Kiev is not making concrete steps aimed at deescalation of tensions and demilitarization of area along the separation line.

    "On the contrary, there is clear evidence that the Ukrainian military is preparing a military operation there," Churkin wrote.

    Russia calls on all international partners to convince Kiev to prevent such a disastrous development of events, Churkin added.

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