DW: Deadly violence erupts in eastern Ukraine amid 'worsening humanitarian situation'
Ukrainian soldiers, rebels and civilians have been killed in the latest spate of violence. European officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster after power outages left thousands to cope in sub-zero temperatures.
At least 13 civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv and rebel authorities said on Tuesday.
Kyiv announced that eight government troops have been killed and another 26 wounded since Sunday, when clashes erupted between rebel and Ukrainian forces, marking the heaviest losses for the military since last month.
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More News On The Growing Violence In Ukraine
Battle Rages Amid East Ukraine’s Bloodiest Fighting in Weeks -- Bloomberg
Kiev and Kremlin trade blame over surge in east Ukraine fighting -- Reuters
Tension High In Eastern Ukraine As Kremlin, Kyiv Trade Blame -- RFE
Deadly Fighting Surges in Ukraine Despite Truce -- AFP
Ukraine prepares to evacuate town under siege; no electricity, no water -- UPI
Ukraine: Fighting flares up in eastern town of Avdiivka -- Al Jazeera
Ukraine conflict: Evacuation planned in frontline town of Avdiivka -- BBC
Ukraine Reports Surge in Deadly Fighting with Pro-Russian Separatists -- VOA
Coal Miners Rescued as Fighting Increases in Eastern Ukraine -- AP
8 people killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine -- Tribune News Service
Poroshenko Cuts Short Germany Trip Amid Renewed Ukraine Fighting -- RFE
Ukrainian paramilitary supported by army attacked rebels in East – Peskov, citing Kremlin data -- RT
EU Condemns Ukraine Clashes -- VOA
Military situation in eastern Ukraine worsens -- EurActiv