Shelling forces residents to flee eastern Ukraine city

Debaltseve becomes flashpoint between army and pro-Russia separatists as they vie for control of strategic positions.

    In eastern Ukraine, fighting is intensifying between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia separatists.

    Both sides are battling for control of strategic positions in the region. Heavy shelling continues in the rebel-held strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.

    A hospital in Donetsk was targeted on Wednesday, killing three and injuring many more.

    Debaltseve has become a flashpoint between the two sides, where heavy shelling is forcing many residents to flee. The town is an important transport hub between Russia and Ukraine.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Debaltseve.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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