Crisis in Ukraine

May 2, 2015

epa04723026 Locals look at military weapons prepared by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine, 27 April 2015 for the military parade which will be held in honor of Victory Day on 9 May 2015. Russia on 23 April angrily rejected US accusations that it has deployed more air defence systems in Ukraine and accused Washington of sending military instructors to the country’s conflict-torn east. US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf had said earlier that the Russian military has deployed additional air defence systems into eastern Ukraine, resulting in the highest amount of such equipment in the conflict zone since August 2014. In addition, pro-Russian separatists continue to violate the terms of the Minsk agreement signed in February. EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO