9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine

A night-long artillery exchange in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels claimed nine lives on Monday, casting doubt on the already shaky cease-fire. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops in the country’s industrial heartland eased after a truce was signed in February. But despite pledges to withdraw heavy caliber weapons from the front lines, both sides seem to be engaged in recent heavy fighting. The conflict has killed an estimated 6,400 people since April 2014, according to the United Nations.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4691865,00.html

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