• Reuters, Kyodo


The leaders of Canada and Japan voiced their support for Ukraine during visits to Kiev on Saturday, as the Ukrainian military reported another serviceman killed in separatist eastern territories following a sharp escalation in violence.

A four-month-old cease-fire has come under fresh strain from the worst fighting between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in months. Both sides accuse the other of violations, and Ukraine has warned of a possible “full-scale invasion” by Russia.

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