Ukraine fighting kills 27 as clock ticks to ceasefire

February 14, 2015 7:52 AM

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DONETSK, Ukraine: Fighting raged in Ukraine on Friday as the clock ticked down to a ceasefire that will be a first test of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to a freshly-inked peace plan.

At least 27 civilians and soldiers died in shelling as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia it risked fresh sanctions if the fighting did not stop.

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