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    Shattered windows in a residential building in Donetsk, damaged during a shelling by the Ukrainian military

    Russia Envoy to UN: Kiev Trying to Find Military Solution to Donbass Conflict

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    Kiev is pushing for military solution of conflict in the east of Ukraine instead of trying to stabilize the situation, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told Security Council.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The main goal of Ukraine’s actions in the Donbass region is to seek a military solution to the conflict, Churkin said.

    "Instead of trying to bring the situation in Donbass to normal and search for a reasonable compromise under the Normandy format and in the framework of the contact group, Ukrainian authorities persist in trying to find a military solution to the conflict," Chrukin said on Thursday.


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      when a game it's over, last chance is to put it in war...
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      They have still got the UK media on board. ITV evening news saying Russia was invading Ukraine. There again, BBC did video the OSCE providing cover for the tanks, sent by Kiev to the neutral buffer zone, in a residential area.
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