Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

Donetsk - Fighting is raging on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tries to seize control of the pro-Russian separatists' stronghold.

In danger of being encircled, the separatists renewed their calls for Russia to send troops to their aid. To support their operations, they have been confiscating vehicles and food from residents and businesses.

A spokesperson for the Ukrainian military operation, Alexei Dmitrashkovsky, told The Associated Press that government soldiers were fighting on Sunday to hold positions they had taken on the edge of Donetsk, but were meeting resistance.

In the part of the city closest to the fighting, an artillery shell hit a school overnight and set off a fire, but no one was reported hurt. The sound of gunfire and explosions was heard just to the west.

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Thuli for President 2014-08-03 05:40:14 PM
Putin must eat dirt
Mark Russell 2014-08-03 06:31:11 PM
Putin should start supplying the rebels with decent weapons now. The USA is openly supplying the kiev guys now and Russia is being penalised through sanctions already anyway. start training them as well just like the USA is. Give them a fair chance to defend themselves
Mark Russell 2014-08-03 07:21:34 PM
Putin should start supplying the rebels with decent weapons now. The USA is openly supplying the kiev guys now and Russia is being penalised through sanctions already anyway. start training them as well just like the USA is. Give them a fair chance to defend themselves
Mark Russell 2014-08-03 08:16:30 PM
Hey Hosni.... It's been a while. If you try reading my post I simply state that the Russians should supply the rebels officially seeing as though the USA is supplying the fascists and sanctioning Russia already for presumably doing the same thing for the rebels. I have noted that you still simply post personal abuse instead of any facts at all. Please put some facts down so we can discuss.
Arnold Norrie 2014-08-03 08:35:57 PM
Cmon Ukraine. Defeat Putins Rebels once and for all.