Rebels Will 'Advance To Borders' Of Donetsk Region

January 23, 2015 12:17 PM

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The leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region has said that rebel forces will seek to take over the entire province and will not initiate peace talks with government forces.

The remarks by the leader of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, further clouded prospects for peace following days of intensified fighting that the United Nations said brought the death toll in the nine-month-old conflict above 5,000.

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