AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed when his automobile exploded, along with another person, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast.
Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels has escalated over the past week in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 33 people, including civilians, and wounding several dozen.
A temporary cease-fire had been called to allow workers on both sides to restore electrical service to freezing residents reduced shelling for much of the day. …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle