Three civilians dead in Ukraine's rebel-held Donetsk: City hall

AFP , Monday 29 Sep 2014

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A Ukrainian soldier stands guard on a road during a prisoners-of-war (POWs) exchange, north of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 28, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Three civilians were killed and five injured in eastern Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Donetsk despite a ceasefire, city authorities said Monday.

"The situation in the city is very tense" and artillery was heard throughout the night, the statement by the city hall said. Kiev and pro-Russian separatists had previously agreed to start pulling back forces from the frontline if a ceasefire held over the weekend.

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