Six killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine

Six killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine

Four Ukrainian soldiers and two civilians have been killed in an upsurge in mortar and rocket attacks launched just days ahead of planned international talks on the crisis.
Local authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said two civilians were killed and seven injured in clashes on Friday around the industrial city’s disputed airport.
The air hub – once the busiest and most modern in the largely Russian-speaking east of Ukraine – has been held by a skeleton force of government soldiers since late May.
Almost daily attacks on the airport by pro-Russian fighters have resulted in heavy civilian casualties caused by intense rocket fire from both sides going astray.
The Ukrainian military said four of its soldiers had also been wounded in the past day of violence around the separatist province…..
Al Jazeera

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