Putin accuses Kiev of provoking flare-up in east Ukraine fighting
Russian President Vladimir Putin says it was a ploy to win the support of the administration of US President Trump.
MOSCOW - 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 US President Donald Trump.
Putin was speaking to reporters during a visit to the Hungarian capital. Kiev has blamed pro-Moscow rebel forces for the outbreak of violence.