Fighting threatens Ukraine truce

February 18, 2015 7:16 AM

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SOLEDAR, Ukraine: Street-to-street fighting broke out for the first time inside a flashpoint town in east Ukraine on Tuesday, officials and pro-Russian rebels said, dealing a harsh blow to a fragile ceasefire just three days old.

The combat in Debaltseve, a strategic railway hub located between the separatist-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk, was described as “intense”.

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