Monday, 21 July 2014

Ukraine launches assault on Donetsk rebels

Heavy fighting breaks out as Dutch inspectors head to crash site of Malaysia Airlines jet shot down 80km away.

Ukraine has launched a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Donetsk, as international investigators arrived in the region to examine the remains of 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner.
A separatist leader on Monday said Ukrainian government forces were trying to break into Donetsk and fighting was under way near the city's railway station. It is the heaviest outbreak of violence in the region since the MH17 airliner was shot down on Thursday.