Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting




 
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February 11th, 2015  
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Topic: Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting


By Vladimir Soldatkin and Aleksandar Vasovic MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, with Ukraine's pro-Moscow separatists tightening the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. The Kiev army said 19 of its soldiers were killed in a day of pro-Russian separatist assaults at a single location near the railway hub of Debaltseve, some of the worst losses it has reported in nine months of war.




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