Civilian Killed in Ukraine Shelling Despite Truce

Ukraine-shelling

DONETSK, Ukraine — One civilian was killed in shelling in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, and large explosions were heard near the airport in Donetsk early Sunday, raising fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse.

Blasts from the area near the airport were powerful enough to be heard in downtown Donetsk, the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine.

A spokesperson for Ukraine’s national security council, Volodymyr Polyovyi, said at a briefing in Kiev that rebels appeared to have tried to attack the airport, which has been under the control of government troops since May, and has come under unremitting attacks from pro-Russia separatist rebels since then. Read more…

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The Associated Press

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