71°

Topics

News Agency
In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30
In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

Separatist gunmen attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said Friday. It was the deadliest day for the Kiev government since fighting resumed last week after a 10-day cease-fire and damped a mood of resurgency that followed the Ukrainian troops' success last weekend in sweeping out militants from their strongholds in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk. “The high number of casualties was caused by a sudden missile attack from the terrorist positions close to Russia's border,” Alexei Dmitrashkovsky, spokesman...

Loading