Surge in violence triggers fears of new offensive in east Ukraine (Video)

16:23, 14 May 2015
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Ukrainian troops report increased attacks by Russia-backed militants since the May holidays on the front line, while Luhansk residents are desperate to find means of survival as prices have risen drastically in militant-held areas and supplies are running thin.

Crossing into the government-controlled areas for supplies, Luhansk residents complain of constant shelling by militants, which rattles nerves, provoking fear and anxiety, Ukraine Today reports.

Calling a renewed military activity by insurgents a provocation, Ukrainian soldiers have said that the enemy is preparing for a new offensive.

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