Rockets hit HQ deep in Ukraine-held territory, cast shadow over talks

February 10, 2015 2:49 PM

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Rockets hit HQ deep in Ukraine-held territory, cast shadow over talks

VUHLEHIRSK/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Rockets killed civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory on Tuesday and rebels pushed on with an assault to cut off an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev's position worsening on the eve of peace talks.

Advances by pro-Russian rebels diminished hopes of a deal when Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany hold a summit in Minsk on Wednesday under a new Franco-German initiative to halt fighting in a war that has killed more than 5,000 people.

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