Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

February 16, 2015 9:14 AM

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Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A government-held town in east Ukraine sandwiched between two rebel-controlled areas came under heavy shelling on Monday, a day after the start of a ceasefire that Russian-backed separatists say does not apply there.

A Kiev military source said four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 21 wounded in Debaltseve, a strategic railway junction town that has been the focus of most of the fighting in recent weeks.

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