Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a news conference after a meeting with the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic (LPR, DPR) officials, LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego, and DPR First Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Peresada, in Moscow, on Friday, February 25.
https://southfront.org/conflict-in-eastern-ukraine-can-soon-turn-into-open-war/ This week the military situation in eastern Ukraine has once again escalated as forces loyal to the Kiev government have advanced on positions controlled by defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DRP) near the city of Gorlovka. Gorlovka is the DPR-controlled town, located north of the DPR capital of Donetsk. Its pre-war population was about 256,000 people. On May 21, pro-Kiev troops, backed up by artillery and machine