Jan 21, 2015 11:19 AM
Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict
The Associated Press
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) Ukraine's president is courting European support against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory.
Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko held up a piece of a bullet-riddled bus as evidence of shelling last week by Russian heavy artillery in "occupied" parts of his country.
The Ukrainian leader called the scrap of yellow metal a relic of Volnovakha, the town where 13 people were killed when a bus was shelled a "symbol of the terroristic attack against my country" and evidence of Russia's hand in the conflict.
Russia, Ukrainian, French and German diplomats were converging on Berlin later for talks on a recent escalation of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists.