Eastern Ukraine shelling leads to killing 4 civilians and wounded 9 more. Fights took place during the weekend between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in Donetsk, according to various officials.
The clashes continued on the outskirts of the city even if there is an official cease-fire that is agreed between the sides and started on September 5th. The cease-fire was broken several times till now but no large scale fights broke out.
Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian military spokesman, declared that 13 servicemen were wounded in the past 24 hours while he was speaking at a daily briefing about security in Kiev. No reports were released about the casualties that may have appeared between pro-Russian separatists.
Rocket launcher and mortar fire sounds were heard through the center of Donetsk from Saturday night and the fighting continued for a long time. The residents in the area are usually caught in the crossfire because some sit right next to the city airport, which is a symbolic and strategic target both sides are struggling to control.
There were talks between world leaders, including Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian President, and Vladimir Putin, Russian President, in Italy. Little progress was not made in order to stop violence.
The West and Kiev accused Russia of prolonging the Eastern Ukraine conflict. Sanctions were imposed on Moscow as it is seen as guilty of having offered support to the pro-Russian separatists in the country.
Although Moscow does share the dislike of the separatists for the pro-Western Government, Russia denies being a part of the military conflict.