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Originally published July 28, 2014 at 5:43 AM | Page modified July 29, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.


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KIEV, Ukraine —

Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.

City hall in Luhansk, which is under the control of separatist rebels, said Tuesday that five people were killed when an old people's home was struck by artillery fire. Russian television showed images of bodies in wheelchairs covered with blankets.

In Horlivka, a city besieged by government troops, the mayor's office reported 17 people, including three children, dying as a result of shelling.

The use of unguided rockets in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels has been taking a noticeably heavier toll in recent weeks and been criticized by rights groups.

The U.N. says at least 1,129 people were killed between mid-April, when fighting began, and July 26.



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