Ukrainian troops make gains against rebels
August 3 , 2014
Government forces have stepped up the pressure on rebel fighters in eastern Ukraine, capturing the towns of Krasnogorovka and Staromikhailovka.
The military is now practically on the outskirts of Donetsk, among the last major cities remaining under control of the pro-Russian fighters.
Shelling near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine had earlier hampered efforts to find remains of victims of the mishap, but a recent ceasefire has helped international teams get access to the main crash area.