Ukraine-EU Summit starts in Kyiv as Russian forces in east show readiness for combat

Combined Russian-separatist forces are at their “highest level” of combat readiness while Ukraine faces mounting pressure to cede more power to regional governments in the east as a summit with the European Union starts in Kyiv.

Citing Western and domestic intelligence, pro-presidential lawmaker Yuriy Lutsenko said that separatist forces are at their “maximum level of readiness to launch an offensive,” according to an interview on Inter TV channel on April 26.

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(Photo, of European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: