Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine

A pro-Russian rebel stands guard in the village of Spartak near Donetsk airport on April 10, 2015Washington’s UN envoy accused Russia of spinning “outright lies” on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin’s direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev’s pro-Western drive. Samantha Power’s address to a crowd of hundreds in Kiev delivered one of Washington’s toughest messages to Moscow since the warring sides grudgingly signed off on a loosely defined truce in February that threatened to collapse last week.

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