Fighting kills 9 Ukrainians

President says sides ready for another round of talks

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 3:06 a.m.

A pro-Russia fighter displays the remains of a multiple-missile launcher found after an attack Friday by Ukrainian government forces in the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine left at least nine soldiers dead Friday as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russia insurgents using heavy artillery and combat jets, and prospects of a truce appeared dim.

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