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Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it
Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks. Heavy shelling of suburban neighborhoods of Donetsk, a separatist stronghold, was witnessed by monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the group reported Sunday. A statement on the website of the separatist-declared Donetsk People's Republic said six civilians were killed Sunday and at least 15 wounded. The OSCE monitors reported seeing the body of one woman sprawled on the street. German Chancellor...

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