Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire




 
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March 16th, 2015  
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Topic: Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire


By Gabriela Baczynska SPARTAK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire. The Spartak district, adjacent to the city's now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern Ukraine to have seen continued hostilities between the rebels and Ukrainian government forces since last month's ceasefire, brokered by France and Germany in the Belarussian capital Minsk. The ceasefire is broadly holding in the rest of the region.




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