Woman Killed in Mariupol as Shelling Frays Ukraine Cease-fire

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One woman died and three other people were injured during renewed shelling in the port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, officials said Sunday, in a further blow to the region's fraying ceasefire. Local media said the 33-year-old woman was the first civilian casualty since the ceasefire began on Friday evening.

Ukrainian government forces came under fire late on Saturday on the eastern outskirts of Mariupol, a strategic city on the Sea of Azov, in the first serious test of a ceasefire they had struck with pro-Russian separatists. Elsewhere, prolonged shelling was heard in an area north of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine's largest city. The shelling came from near the airport, which has been in the hands of Ukrainian government forces though pro-Russian rebels control the city. "Listen to the sound of the ceasefire," one armed rebel joked to Reuters. "There's a proper battle going on there."


— Reuters