Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Heavy+fighting+threatens+Ukraine+ceasefire
Sunday, 07 September 2014 - 18:09
Heavy fighting threatens Ukraine ceasefire
4,041

Views
Gunfire and heavy shelling rocked a key frontline city in eastern Ukraine overnight, raising fears today that a tenuous truce between government and rebel forces had already collapsed.

Artillery fire was also heard today, near the airport of the main rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Pro-Russian fighters had bombarded a government-held checkpoint on the eastern edge of the strategic port of Mari-upol last night, triggering a fire-fight that sent local residents into panic.

The violence erupted just hours after a phone call between Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who agreed that the ceasefire was "generally being observed".
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
468 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,667 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
4,401 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
7,873 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
34,808 Views
Top