Ukraine, rebels trade blame as shelling kills more

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

A man takes pictures of a damaged apartment house after an artillery barrage Tuesday in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Residents said the shells came from the direction of Ukrainian army positions.

Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.

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