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Red Cross Worker Killed as Ukraine Fighting Intensifies

The Red Cross blamed "indiscriminate shelling of residential areas" for the Swiss administrator's death, calling it an violation of international law.
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A Swiss aid worker for the Red Cross was killed Thursday when a shell landed near the agency's office in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting for control of the airport between government forces and pro-Russian rebels intensified sharply, the Red Cross said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross blamed "indiscriminate shelling of residential areas" in the fighting for the death of Laurent DuPasquier, 38, a Swiss administrator in the Donetsk office. Such shelling, which has marked fighting in the region for months, "is unacceptable and violates international humanitarian law," the agency said. At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when shells hit a school and a passenger bus in the city, the pro-Kiev regional government said.



— M. Alex Johnson