Ukraine residents urged to stay at home

Mayor of Donetsk Oleksandr Lukyanchenko has urged local residents to stay at home during fighting in the biggest assault in Ukraine so far.

So far more than 50 rebels and two civilians have died during clashes but the Ukraine government said it has suffered no losses.

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'More than 50 killed' in Donetsk fighting

Pro-Russian rebels have said the death toll during two days of fighting in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has now risen to 50. Ukraine's military launched a strike on rebels who had taken the international airport in the eastern city.