from End The Lie:
Tensions in Ukraine have ratcheted up significantly with Russia beginning military exercises near the Ukrainian border and the Ukrainian military reportedly killing up to five pro-Russian rebels.
The announcement of the drills apparently came in response to the most recent Ukrainian operation aimed at removing pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine.
CNN cites Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reporting that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his country would conduct military drills in response to the operation in southeastern Ukraine.
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