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    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze
    Sep07

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    A Pro-Russian rebel stands next to his car with a heavy machine gun in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main r… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Is Shaken as Violations Are Reported in Southeast
    Sep07

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Is Shaken as Violations Are Reported in Southeast

    The sound of artillery strikes were heard late Saturday on the edge of Mariupol, which Ukrainian forces have been in danger of losing, according to reporters in the city. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine Frays, Woman Killed by Shelling
    Sep07

    Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine Frays, Woman Killed by Shelling

    Houses are reduced to ruin just north of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday… …After renewed shelling appears to break a ceasefire — between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists — that was barely two days old. Both sides are blaming the other for the flare-up of violence. Ukrainian military...

    Smoke Rises, Shelling Heard Near Donetsk Airport
    Sep07

    Smoke Rises, Shelling Heard Near Donetsk Airport

    Prolonged shelling was heard in an area north of Donetsk, with plumes of black smoke filling the sky on Sunday morning (September 7), in a further test for a ceasefire that is barely 40 hours old. The shelling came from near the airport, which has been in the hands of Ukrainian government forces though pro-Russian rebels control the city. Rebels...

    Ukrainian Truce Shaken by Shelling in Eastern Ukraine
    Sep07

    Ukrainian Truce Shaken by Shelling in Eastern Ukraine

    Shelling overnight broke a fragile two-day peace in eastern Ukraine, with residents turning out to survey the damage on Sunday (September 7). In the city on the Sea of Azov, to the south of Donetsk, government forces came under artillery fire. One hotel on the road from Mariupol to rebel-controlled Novoazovsk, was damaged after artillery that...

    As Renewed Fighting Grips Southeastern Ukraine, Neighboring Region Braces For Violence
    Sep07

    As Renewed Fighting Grips Southeastern Ukraine, Neighboring Region Braces For Violence

    After renewed fighting erupted near Ukraine’s southeastern cities of Donetsk and Mariupol, residents in neighboring Zaporizhzhya are making preparations should the conflict reach their province. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to unravel in rebel stronghold
    Sep07

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to unravel in rebel stronghold

    Shelling kills a civilian, and government-held airport comes under apparent attack; truce agreement barely held 24 hours …read more Source:...

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    Sep07

    Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling [Video]

    A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine’s Ceasefire In Doubt After Deadly Shelling
    Sep07

    Ukraine’s Ceasefire In Doubt After Deadly Shelling

    SPARTAK, Ukraine (AP) — Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. At least two houses blazed in the rural village of Spartak, which lies just north of Donetsk and adjacent to the...

    ‘Listen To The Sound Of The Ceasefire’: Russian Shelling Shakes Ukraine Truce
    Sep07

    ‘Listen To The Sound Of The Ceasefire’: Russian Shelling Shakes Ukraine Truce

    DONETSK/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The accord, brokered by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist leadership,...