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Ukraine crisis: Army pounds rebels in Donetsk

11 Aug 2014 11:15 PM | Anonymous

 Ukraine's military has pounded the main pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk with artillery fire, damaging buildings but few casualties are reported. A military spokesman said the rebels were in "panic and chaos" and had begun to desert en masse. Ukraine is mulling the possibility of allowing a humanitarian mission into the area, as residents struggle without power or reliable sources of food. Some 1,500 people are estimated to have died since the conflict began in April. Rebels sparked the four-month battle when they overran large swathes of the east and declared independence from Ukraine.   BBC Ukraine.  Read More



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