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Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk

Local residents sit in a basement used as a shelter from artillery fire, in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk August 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

KIEV: Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels has killed 34 civilians over the past 24 hours in east Ukraine's Donetsk region, local authorities said Wednesday.

"Over the past day as a result of military hostilities, 34 residents of the region died and another 29 were wounded," the regional administration said in a statement.

 

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