A pro-Russian soldier stands guard near the airport in Donetsk, on April 13, 2015. OECD observers claimed they had recorded more than 1400 violations of the ceasefire agreement since yesterday afternoon. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
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Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more than 6,000 lives and left large parts of Ukraine's once industrial heartland in ruins. Fighting in the east had largely subsided following a cease-fire deal signed in February but has rekindled in recent days.
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