Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said he hopes talks with his Russian, French and German counterparts on Wednesday will result in a "swift and unconditional ceasefire".
A statement said that a conference call with the three leaders this morning had made some progress.
Video footage recorded from Kramatorsk, deep inside Ukrainian-government controlled territory, shows rockets landing on civilian areas.
Video footage appears to show the moment a shell strikes a community soup kitchen in eastern Ukraine.
A mother in eastern Ukraine buries her son - yet another casualty in a civil war that is killing civilians with appalling randomness.