• Sirens sounded in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, after a Moscow-backed separatist leader in the breakaway region announced the evacuation of residents in anticipation of Ukrainian bombing.
  • The separatist leader indicated that he is asking the residents to move to Rostov in Russia, claiming that the Ukrainian army will start a military operation in Donbass, the disputed area between the separatists and Ukraine.
    Separately, the president of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, the second separatist-held region in eastern Ukraine, has announced the start of the evacuation of residents.
    The Russian Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying that the bus transportation of residents from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic will begin at eight in the evening local time, Friday.
    On Thursday, Ukrainian government forces denied accusations of targeting separatist sites in the east of the country, while satellite images showed the most intense Russian military activity near Ukraine.
    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine accused Kiev government forces on Thursday of using mortars to attack areas under their control, the RIA news agency reported, violating agreements aimed at ending the conflict.

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Sarah Othman, biochemistry student, holds a master's degree 1 from the Lebanese University. Seeking to obtain a second degree in the field of informatics. She works in the media field at Rahal Global News. Interested in cultural, artistic and news matters. A teacher in a school, and a private teacher . Holding laboratory experience in a government hospital and in private laboratories.