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Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine



Published: Tue, July 29, 2014 @ 5:21 p.m.

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk today as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed. Fighting also raged elsewhere in Ukraine's troubled east, bringing the death toll to at least 24 civilians and 10 soldiers over the past day. And it prevented international investigators once again from visiting the site of the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down earlier this month.


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