Ukraine's military has recaptured the separatist town of Slaviansk from pro-Russian rebel factions.
Pro-Russian separtsist said there were forced to leave their positions after the assault by government forces, Interfax news agency said. Separatist leader Aleksandr Borodai was quoted as saying:
"Given the disproportionate numerical superiority of the enemy troops, units of the armed forces of the Donetsk People's Republic were forced to leave their previous positions on the northern sector of the front and go to pre-prepared positions."
More top news
The 22-year-old died six months after being found unresponsive in a bath tub - strikingly similar to the way her mother died in 2012.
The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.
A British pensioner has reportedly been raped, murdered and set on fire in Bulgaria, just months after she moved to the country.