Gunfire rattles east Ukraine ahead of 2nd round of European-brokered talks to resolve crisis

May 17, 2014 10:47 AM

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Gunfire rattles east Ukraine ahead of 2nd round of European-brokered talks to resolve crisis

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine – Sustained gunfire has been heard near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, the stronghold of pro-Russia fighters, ahead of a second round of European-brokered talks aimed at resolving the crisis.

The gunfire began when forces loyal to the Kiev government moved in to protect a television tower near the village of Andriyivka. Residents said it went on through the night. Debris from the shooting was visible Saturday morning. It was unclear if anyone was wounded.

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