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Russia warns of full-scale war in Ukraine’s east amid tensions with Kiev

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has warned of a full-scale war in eastern Ukraine amid heightened tensions with Kiev.

In a news briefing on Friday, Peskov raised the alarm about the resumption of an all-out conflict in Ukraine’s east and expressed Russia’s determination to prevent Kiev from using force to try to retake the separatist-controlled region of Donbass.

Peskov told reporters that Moscow had the right to move its forces across the war-hit territory at its discretion and was simply taking precautions given the “dangerous, explosive region at its borders” with eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin spokesman warned that the situation on the contact line was extremely unstable and said, “The dynamics…create the danger of a resumption of full-scale hostilities.”

Describing the border region as a “powder keg,” Peskov defended the Russian military buildup in the flashpoint area and said Russia “will not stand aside” if it believes hostilities could lead to “mass civilian casualties.”

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