Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Battle; Macron Says If War in Donbass Escalates, Sanctions Will Increase

May 29, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, May 29, 2017. Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Ukraine Day 1197: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Seven Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle.

Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Battle; Macron Says If War in Donbass Escalates, Sanctions Will Increase

Photo: A school damaged by Russia-backed shelling in Krasnogorovka May 28, 2017.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle in the past reporting period, reported, citing the ATO dispatch.

The Ukrainian position at the Butovka coal mine was attacked with 122-mm artillery from Yasinovataya. Avdyevka was also attacked with mortars, as was Peski.
On the Mariupol line, Krasnogorovka (Krasnohorivka) continued to be attacked with 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, a tank, and other armor. Grads were also fired, and the attack lasted an hour and a half, Lysenko reported.
Heavy weapons were also fired o the Pavlopol-Shirokino front, Maryinka and the northern part of Volnovakha District.
On the Lugansk line, Krymskoye was attacked as was Katerinovka; earlier Valuysk and Doets were attacked with small arms and Troitskoye was pounded by heavy machine guns and grenade-launchers, the ATO reported.

A video of the shelling yesterday of Krasnogorovka (Krasnohorivka) was uploaded by a resident:

o French President Macron Agrees to Restart ‘Normandy Quartet’ Talks on Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron met with President Vladimir Putin and agree to restart the ‘Normandy Quartet’ talks of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, international and regional media reported. 

At a press conference last week following the G7 meeting, Macron said frankly, “Russia invaded Ukraine”.

While he said “no issue can be addressed without a dialogue with Russia,” Macron cautioned that if the war in the Donbass escalated, sanctions against Russia would be increased.

Macron also raised the issue of Russian propaganda outlets RT and Sputnik as “agents of influence” attempting to influence the French elections, hacking in France before the elections, and gay rights in Chechnya.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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