Sep 16, 2014 3:35 AM

3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.

In a statement published online Tuesday, the council said multiple residential buildings had been hit by shelling primarily in the north of the city, despite a shaky cease-fire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces.

The focal point of the recent fighting has been the airport in the north of the city, which is controlled by government troops. In downtown Donetsk, explosions could be heard throughout the night.

The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives.


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