Fighting continues in Ukraine

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine reported today that at least one soldier was killed overnight and more injured in the country’s east as heavy fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels continued.

Heavy shelling was heard in the center of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk this morning. The flare-up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began over the weekend, killed eight people late on Monday and early Tuesday including civilians, and injuring dozens on both sides.

The Ukrainian government’s press office for the military operation in the east reported one soldier killed, and nine soldiers and one civilian injured late on Tuesday.

In Makiivka, the rebel-controlled northeastern suburb of Donetsk, two coal miners were injured this morning by shelling as they were walking to work, the rebels’ Donetsk News Agency reported.