Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

August 18, 2014 2:14 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.

"Many people were killed, among them women and children," Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council, said at a briefing. He did not say how many people or vehicles were in the convoy.

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