Ukraine conflict: Battle for Debaltseve town intensifies

  • Heavy fighting was reported between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in and around Debaltseve town in eastern Ukraine on Friday.

    Rebels claimed that they had taken full control of Vuhlehirsk, a nearby town. However, the Ukrainian army has denied the claim.

    As the battle for Debaltseve intensifies, many civilians are still trapped inside the town while some have managed to flee to Artemivsk town.

    Meanwhile, at least seven people were killed in an artillery strike in the rebel-controlled Donetsk city, media reports said.



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