Some Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town

February 18, 2015 9:45 AM

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Some Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town

KIEV (Reuters) - Some Ukrainian forces began to pull out of a town under siege by Russian-backed separatists on Wednesday as renewed fighting threatened to wreck an international deal aimed at ending the conflict.

Rebel forces, who the pro-Western government in Kiev say are supported and armed by Moscow, fought their way into the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve on Tuesday, ignoring a ceasefire which came into effect on Sunday.

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