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Ukrainian artillery gun-sight, poised to fire on Russian positions (Photo: Christopher Bobyn)

Russian forces try to capture Ukrainian town

International monitors say pro-Russian forces launched a major attack in east Ukraine on the eve of the G7 summit in Germany.

The monitors, from the Vienna-based OSCE, said fighting erupted near the town of Marinka in the small hours of Wednesday morning (3 June).

They say it was preceded by “movement of a large amount of heavy weapons in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’-controlled [Russia-occupied] areas generally in a westerly direction towards the contact line”.

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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.

Ukrainian artillery gun-sight, poised to fire on Russian positions (Photo: Christopher Bobyn)

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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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