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The rebels, who launched an offensive to capture towns near the city of Lopatni on Friday, have pledged to hold their positions and hold it, even if they are pushed into Russia.
"I know the situation where we live is very complicated. But, if we have to fight, we will," Presi바카라dent Petro Poroshenko told reporters on Saturday.
There was also tension in other parts of Ukraine.
In a telephone interview with a Kiev media outlet, separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko said that separatist forces would accept any deal with Russia if Kiev puts down their arms.
Meanwhile, the government's position on Russia has changed too. In an interview with Interfax early on Saturday, prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk indicated that the government was open to talks with Moscow, but stressed that no deal had been struck.
Asked if Russia would agree to send its soldiers on humanitarian evacuations and other aid if Kiev and Moscow더킹카지노 reached a compromise on the release of prisoners, Yatsenyuk said: "Of course we will."
Russia has said it will immediately respond to the demands. "We will send troops into eastern Ukraine to support the operation, to provide food aid and other support," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russian channel RT.
The government on Saturday accused the rebels of a war crimes trial in the town of Lopatni, which they said killed more than 25 people on May 27. They also accused pro-Ukrainian activists of killing the hostages at a pro-Russia rally on May 27.
"The victims, both innocent and the guilty, were shot in the head," the interior ministry said, using a Russian word for beheadings.
The ministry has given the names of those killed in Lopatni and their homes, said the ministry's chief, Vladislav Seleznyov, who is known for his hardline statements on everything from how the Russian state should operate to the role of Russian media in eastern Ukraine.
Russia's foreign ministry said Saturday that it had lodged a protest with the International Criminal Court over the arrest and trial of activists behind the "Lopatni incident."
The Interior Ministry said that, on July 19, at the height of the pro-Russian protests in east Ukraine, dozens of police were killed in an ambush in a building next to a Ukrainian military base.
The pro-Ukraine protesters, who have been protesting since April, sai