At Least 24 Killed Including Five Soldiers in Eastern Ukraine
Kiev: Clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government security forces killed at least 24 including five soldiers as violence sparked in eastern Ukraine.
According to foreign news agency Russian backed separatist targeted crowded area during distribution of food item, led to killing of 24 people including five soldiers in the eastern Ukraine as violence hit the Donetsk city controlled by rebels while another seven civilians were dead during constant artillery fire.
In severe fighting between government forces and insurgents injured dozens of civilians and 25 troops following the continuous shelling and bombing by Russian rebels to hold the territories in the eastern Ukraine.
The violence continued since nine months have victimized more than five thousand people including hundreds of security personnel while wounded and displaced thousands others.
Russian interior ministry spokesperson stated that State has blacklisted four US citizens, responded to the sanctions called by United State and blacklisting of Russian nationals in America. Russia began investigation against US citizens in the country and continued freezing of relevant assets.
Donetsk authorities have blamed the government for killing of people by constant artillery fire and shelling in the towns while government officials accused separatist for violent activities heading to death of civilians.