Ukraine president vows revenge

Donetsk residents flee after rocket attack kills 19 troops

Posted: July 12, 2014 at 2:51 a.m.

A militiaman stands guard near a shopping mall that was damaged by an explosion Friday in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's president vowed vengeance Friday after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers in anticipation of a government siege.

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