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'Irreversible consequences' for Kiev from cross-border casualty: Russia

Published on Jul 13, 2014 6:50 PM
 
A picture taken on July 13, 2014, shows a house destroyed after yesterday's bombardments carried out by Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Maryinka, 20 km southwest of Donetsk. Moscow on Sunday warned Kiev of "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell in the Russian border town of Donetsk in what it branded as Ukrainian aggression. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Moscow on Sunday warned Kiev of "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell in a Russian border town in what it branded as Ukrainian aggression.

"The Russian side views the provocation as another act of aggression by Ukraine toward sovereign Russian territory and citizens of the Russian Federation," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

"The incident shows extremely dangerous escalation of tensions at the Russian-Ukraine border and can have irreversible consequences, for which Ukraine will bear responsibility," it said.

Ukraine denied firing at Russian territory. "Ukrainian troops are definitely not shooting at Russia," said Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security and defence council. "We did not shoot," he said.

 
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