Explosions in east Ukraine threaten cease-fire

September 7th, 2014  
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Topic: Explosions in east Ukraine threaten cease-fire

Gunfire and heavy shelling rocked a key frontline city in eastern Ukraine overnight, raising fears Sunday that a tenuous truce between government and rebel forces had already collapsed. Artillery fire was also heard Sunday near the airport of the main rebel-held city of Donetsk, AFP correspondents said. Pro-Russian fighters had bombarded a government-held checkpoint on the eastern edge of the strategic port of Mariupol late Saturday, triggering a firefight that sent local residents into panic. "Everyone is starting to flee," one 46-year-old Mariupol resident who gave her name only as Victoria told AFP.


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