Russia-Ukraine Deal Crumbling

Ukraine may resume offensive against militants in the nation's east, as bodies of two Ukrainian politicians were found and Ukrainian military plane was damaged by gunfire.

Ukraine’s president urged the resumption of an offensive against militants after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit, as an agreement with Russia to ease tensions in the former Soviet republic’s east neared collapse.

With eastern Ukraine in control of “terrorists” supported by Russia, the separatists have “crossed the line” after bodies of a local lawmaker and a member of the Batkivshchyna party were found today, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said in a statement on the parliament website. Biden expressed U.S. support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev.

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