Army reaches rebel-held city

Luhansk nearing catastrophe, Ukraine authorities say

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 3:57 a.m.

A Pro-Russian missile launcher drives in the town of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. A column of several dozen heavy vehicles, including tanks and at least one rocket launcher, rolled through rebel-held territory on Sunday.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KIEV, Ukraine -- Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

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