e resurgence of fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening to undermine two years of efforts to pacify the region. That's according to Russia's foreign ministry on Friday, which has said Ukrainian forces are showing civilians in their conflict against Russian-backed separatists, a violation of the Geneva Convention. Of course, Kiev places the spike in violence squarely on Moscow, the heaviest in months.
> Shells from both sides have hit around this government held town. Despite a cease fire reached in 2015, the fighting has never fully stopped.
Near one village the combatants are said to be only 400 meters apart. European monitors seen here, examining create yet another ammunition strike. They fear humanitarian ans ecological disaster is about to explode. Thousands have been left without power and water supplies cut. Even humanitarian aid to the estimated 18,000 living here is threatened in this deep winter.
's a conflict on Europe's doorstep. But on the other side of the world, eyes are on these two men, US president, Donald Trump, and Russian president, Vladimir Putin. This week, Trump's UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, telling the body sanctions placed on Russia during the Obama administration would stay in place unless Russia returns the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine.
It's annexation sparked the conflict.