>> Recovering in a Ukrainian hospital with wounds to the head and stomach, this man tells journalists he'd been walking along a path when a mine blew up in front of him. But he's among the luckier ones caught up in a renewed flare of violence in the East, where an offensive by pro-Russian separatists has killed seven Ukrainian soldiers and at least two civilians.
As the death toll rises, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin meeting his German counterpoint on Monday. Merkel, who helped broker the Minsk ceasefire, saying the security situation is worrying.>>
> It's the deadliest flare-up in the East since mid-December, despite attempts to renew a ceasefire last month.
Both sides accused the other of violating the pact on a near daily basis. Close to 10,000 people have been killed since fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels seeking independence from Kiev first erupted in 2014.