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Merkel has also called for fresh EU sanctions over rebel 'elections' in east Ukraine (Photo: bundeskanzlerin.de)

Merkel: ‘Grave concern’ on new Russian tanks in Ukraine

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday (7 November) voiced “grave concern” over reports of a new Russian military incursion in east Ukraine.

Her office said in a communique after Merkel spoke with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko by phone that she: “expressed her grave concern about recent reports that speak of renewed Russian troop movements on Ukrainian territory”.

She also voiced worry about “ongoing fighting and the deteriorating humanitarian situation" in the separati...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Merkel has also called for fresh EU sanctions over rebel 'elections' in east Ukraine (Photo: bundeskanzlerin.de)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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