Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels both claimed to have made gains Tuesday ahead of a planned peace summit involving Western leaders.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told Parliament that Russian-backed rebels launched an artillery strike on the town of Kramatorsk, which is more than 30 miles away from the front line. Poroshenko said the first round of rocket fire hit the headquarters of the Ukrainian command in eastern Ukraine and the second landed in a residential area.
The government-controlled Donetsk administration said seven civilians were killed and 26 civilians and 32 servicemen were wounded by the rocket barrage. Photos on the local Donetskiye Novosti website showed an artillery shell stuck in the ground next to a residential building and two bodies lying nearby.
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