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Shelling in east Ukraine, Russia nuclear drill raise tension

KYIV, UKRAINE (AP) – Hundreds of artillery shells exploded along the contact line between Ukrainian soldiers and Russia-backed separatists, and thousands of people evacuated eastern Ukraine, further increasing fears yesterday that the volatile region could spark a Russian invasion.

Western leaders warned that Russia was poised to attack its neighbour, which is surrounded on three sides by about 150,000 Russian soldiers, warplanes and equipment. Russia held nuclear drills on Saturday in neighbouring Belarus and has ongoing naval drills off the coast in the Black Sea.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin