US says Russia still deploying heavy arms in Ukraine

A newly mobilised soldier trains with a weapon at a Ukrainian ground forces training centre in the Chernihiv region Feb 13, 2015. The United States charged Friday that Russia was continuing to deploy heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, before a ceasefi
A newly mobilised soldier trains with a weapon at a Ukrainian ground forces training centre in the Chernihiv region Feb 13, 2015. The United States charged Friday that Russia was continuing to deploy heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, before a ceasefire agreed this week goes into effect. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States charged Friday that Russia was continuing to deploy heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, before a ceasefire agreed this week goes into effect.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States had received reports of heavy weapons being moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia over the past few days, and more apparently on the way.

"This is clearly not in the spirit of this week's agreement," Psaki told reporters.