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OSCE logs active shelling in eastern Ukraine – source

DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe recorded multiple shelling incidents along the line of contact between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a diplomatic source told Reuters.

The separatists said earlier that Kyiv forces have shelled their territory with mortars, escalating tensions amid a standoff between Russia and the West. The Ukrainian government, in turn accused the rebels of using artillery. read more

Reporting by Anton Zverev Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet

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