Artillery rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk despite truce

Artillery rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk despite truce
Updated 22 March 2015

Artillery rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk despite truce

Artillery rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk despite truce

DONETSK, Ukraine: Artillery fire rocked the outskirts of the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk on Sunday in the latest clashes to rattle an internationally-brokered cease-fire between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev.
The sound of intensive explosions erupted at 9:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) and appeared to come from the area around Donetsk airport, one of several flashpoints where shelling has rumbled on despite the February truce deal that has eased fighting around much of eastern Ukraine.
The Ukranian army said rebels located near the airport had used small arms, 82mm mortar shells and rocket-propelled grenades against government troops overnight.
It said there had been three injuries in its ranks but no deaths.