Donetsk News

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

The blast occurred before dawn Wednesday more than 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) underground at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk.

Ukraine rebels say 24 fighters killed by rockets at airport

Separatists have warned, however, that they intend to continue their advances and take more territory.


Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said at a press conference early Monday in Donetsk that the rebels had taken control of the airport.

12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

Violence has continued despite a cease-fire declared on September 5.

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalisation.

Blasts roar near Donetsk airport in Ukraine; ceasefire on the verge of collapse

Blasts powerful enough to be heard in downtown Donetsk came from the area near the airport.


Russian convoy rolls on towards Ukraine, fighting intensifies

It was not immediately clear when the trucks would arrive at the border or whether Ukrainian officials would allow them to pass.

Rebel-held Donetsk surrounded, under heavy shelling by Ukraine

Talk of ceasefire evaporates, army tightens noose around separatists.

UNSC demands "unrestricted" access, Intl probe into MH17 crash

The 15-nation Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the downing of MH17 on July 17 in Donetsk.

MH17 tragedy: Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

Many see the hand of Russia, either for its suspected support of the insurgents or perhaps for firing the missile itself.