Two Ukrainian soilders have been “killed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine”, Ukraine’s military says.
Two soldiers military movements on Ukraine’s border “credible,” has asked Moscow to explain the “provocations” and is ready to engage on the situation, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
Moscow and Kyiv have long accused each other of failing to implement a peace deal within the region.
NATO has said “it is concerned about a Russian military build-up in the Donbass region”, where Ukrainian troops have battled Russian-backed separatist forces in a conflict Kyiv estimates has killed 14,000 people since 2014.
The Kremlin said on Monday that Russian military movements near its shared border with Ukraine posed no threat to Ukraine or anyone else and that Moscow moved troops around its country as it saw fit.