Deaths mount as renewed fighting hits Ukraine

2017-02-01 18:05
A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka as fighting continues between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels. (Inna.Varenytsia, AP)

A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka as fighting continues between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels. (Inna.Varenytsia, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Avdiivka - Ukraine on Wednesday reported that at least one soldier was killed overnight and more injured in the country's east as heavy fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels continued.

Heavy shelling was heard in the centre of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday morning. The flare-up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began over the weekend, killed eight people late on Monday and early Tuesday including civilians and injured dozens on both sides.

The Ukrainian government's press office for the military operation in the east reported one soldier killed and nine soldiers and one civilian injured late on Tuesday.

In Makiivka, the rebel-controlled northeastern suburb of Donetsk, two coal miners were injured on Wednesday morning by shelling as they were walking to work, the rebels' Donetsk News Agency reported.

Fighting is concentrated around the suburb of Avdiivka on the northern outskirts of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk where residents have been without electricity for days.

Fighting cut the power supply to Avdiivka which has been without heating and electricity for days, but water service was restored on Tuesday.


Read more on:    russia  |  ukraine

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

Chocolate can be fatal for dogs

Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that is similar to caffeine and is toxic to dogs at certain levels.

 
 

Paws

Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Watch: Proof animals have souls
Would you clone your pet?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.