A Ukrainian politician has been found dead with marks that demonstrate he was probably tortured. The Ukrainian politician was found in a region being controlled by pro-Russian separatists and had been previously captured. The Ukrainian government is using the events to demonstrate the need for another anti-terror movement in the country, saying the Russian separatists have crossed a line!
Ukraine’s acting president has relaunched military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after two men, one a local politician, were found “tortured to death”.
Oleksandr Turchynov said the politician, named as Vladimir Rybak, was found near rebel-held Sloviansk.
“The terrorists who effectively took the whole Donetsk region hostage have now gone too far,” he said.
The move came as US Vice-President Joe Biden was visiting Ukraine.
After meeting Ukrainian leaders in Kiev, Mr Biden called on Russia to “stop talking and start acting” to defuse the Ukraine crisis.
The US and the West accuse Russia of backing separatists in eastern Ukraine, where public buildings are occupied in at least nine cities and towns.
Announcing the decision to resume the military operation – suspended over the Easter period – Mr Turchynov said in a statement: “The terrorists who effectively took the whole Donetsk region hostage have now gone too far, by starting to torture and murder Ukrainian patriots.
“These crimes are being committed with the full support and connivance of the Russian Federation.”