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Ukraine conflict: troops, rebels fight to control Luhansk

  • There was renewed fighting near Luhansk, a rebel stronghold in east Ukraine, with reports saying that government troops may be trying to force their way in using tanks.

    Around 15 civilian deaths were reported in and around Luhansk and the Donetsk region.

    Meanwhile, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, met Russia’s President Vladimir Putin briefly in Rio de Janeiro. Later, a Kremlin spokesperson said that the two leaders agreed that the Ukraine conflict was “tending towards a deterioration.”

     

     

    Tagged as: Luhansk, rebel, east Ukraine, troops, tanks, Angela Merkel, Russia, Vladimir Putin, world news