Ukraine: Fierce fighting reported near rebel-held Donetsk
June 4 , 2015
Intense fighting involving tanks and heavy weapons has been reported between Ukrainian government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The clashes were centered in Krasnohorivka and Maryinka near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk city.
The government in Kiev has accused the pro-Russia rebels of carrying out a major offensive and violating the ceasefire agreement, a claim the separatists deny.
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 6,400 lives since April 2014.