February 2, 2017 / 3:55 PM / a year ago

Putin accuses Kiev of provoking flare up in fighting in east Ukraine

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Kiev of provoking this week’s flare up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, saying it was a ploy to win the support of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

A military vehicle with cannon is seen near the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Putin was speaking to reporters during a visit to the Hungarian capital. Kiev has blamed pro-Moscow rebel forces for the outbreak of violence.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe

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