Fighting rages at airport, new Ukraine peace talks elusive

January 16th, 2015  
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Topic: Fighting rages at airport, new Ukraine peace talks elusive

By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Fighting raged at the international airport in the big Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday as a fresh attempt to resume peace talks to end the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine failed. Kiev officials said six Ukrainian soldiers were killed overnight and 18 wounded in attacks by separatists. Its cratered runways mean it has not functioned for months as an airport. Representatives from Ukraine and Russia, separatist leaders and officials from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe had been tentatively due to meet in the Belarussian capital, Minsk, on Friday to try to get a peace effort and ceasefire back on track.


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