Ukraine Says It Makes Gains Against Rebels in Luhansk

August 19, 2014 11:23 AM

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Ukrainian government forces have taken control of one of four districts in the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Luhansk and are fighting in the city center, a military spokesman said.

The reported advances come as the Red Cross said it’s still working toward agreement on details of a safe-passage plan for a Russian convoy intended to ship humanitarian supplies into rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine. Four-way talks on a halt to the fighting reached an impasse yesterday.

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