Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by some of war's worst fighting

February 11, 2015 11:08 AM

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Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by some of war's worst fighting

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, but Ukraine's pro-Moscow separatists diminished the chance of a deal by launching some of the war's worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison.

Kiev said 19 of its soldiers were killed in a day of pro-Russian separatist assaults at a single location near the railway hub of Debaltseve, some of the worst losses it has reported in nine months of war.

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