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Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 11:45
Ukraine crisis: Heavy fighting rages near Donetsk, despite truce.
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Fierce fighting has taken place between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, officials on both sides say.

The clashes - said to involve heavy artillery and tanks - took place in Maryinka and Kras-no-ho-riv-ka, outside the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

There were reports of multiple injuries in the towns held by Ukraine's army.

Ukraine accused the rebels of launching a full-scale offensive in violation of a truce.

The separatists deny this.

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