Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine

September 13, 2014 10:27 AM

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KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday of planning to destroy his country as renewed fighting near the airport of a major eastern city underscored the fragility of an eight-day ceasefire in the region.

Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said only membership of NATO would enable Ukraine to defend itself from external aggression.

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