Casualties as fighting breaks out in Ukraine port city of Mariupol
Published on May 9, 2014 6:28 PM
KIEV (AFP) - Fighting broke out on Friday in Ukraine's south-eastern port city of Mariupol, causing casualties, according to reports by Ukrainian and Russian media.
An online Ukrainian news website, Insider, said eight pro-Russian militants had been killed.
Russia’s Interfax news agency said Ukrainian troops used large calibre weapons as they tried to take an occupied government building in the city.
Members of a crew from Britain’s ITV News in the city said on Twitter that they saw heavy guns being used and smoke from burning tyres rising above Mariupol.
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