Ukrainian President: Possible colossal new attacks from Russia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there are 9,000 Russian troops in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine and warned the country must be on alert for a large-scale attack.
Mr. Poroshenko made the comment to parliament Thursday, saying there exists a "colossal" threat of major new attacks.
He spoke a day after a major battle flared outside a main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine.
Firefighters scrambled to put out a fire at an open air market near Donetsk following a suspected rocket attack.
The Kremlin insists it has no direct role in the crisis, and has repeatedly denied supporting the rebellion with arms and fighters.
The truce signed by Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in February required both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the line of contact.
But international observers say those provisions have been routinely violated.
Cambodia Receives First Asylum Seekers from Australia
Cambodia has received its first group of asylum seekers from Australia, as part of a refugee resettlement deal that has been widely criticized by human rights groups.
Officials at the Phnom Penh international airport confirmed the refugees arrived Thursday and were handed over to the International Organization for Migration, which is helping resettle them.
In a statement, IOM said it will "begin to provide essential support, including language training, cultural and social orientation, education services, health services, and employment services" for the asylum seekers.
"They will be encouraged and supported to integrate into the Cambodian community and become self-reliant as quickly as possible," said the statement.
Cambodia last year reached a $32 million agreement to resettle refugees who were rejected by Australia and are now being held in a detention center in the Pacific island nation of Nauru.
Critics say the deal amounts to Australia, one of the world's biggest economies, neglecting its international responsibilities and dumping refugees off on Cambodia, one of the world's poorest countries.