Artillery fire kills 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 31, 2015 6:10 AM

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Artillery fire kills 12 civilians in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine – Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.

Five people were killed as they were waiting for humanitarian aid outside a community center and two people were killed in the same neighborhood when a mortar shell landed near a bus stop.

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