fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

February 15, 2015 11:34 AM

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LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve.

Heavy fog shrouding sodden fields muffled the sound of artillery, but regular shelling could still be heard Sunday from Luhanske, a town about 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the northwest. Associated Press journalists were blocked from moving closer by Ukrainian troops, who said it was not safe to trave...

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