'35 rebels killed' in Donetsk fighting

A helicopter flies over Donetsk after scenes of fighting.
A helicopter flies over Donetsk after scenes of fighting. Credit: Reuters

Up to 35 rebels have been killed so far in fighting with Ukrainian forces in Donetsk, a pro-Russian separatist has claimed.

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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.