Civilians trapped as Ukraine clashes escalate

Hospitals struggling to cope with surge in casualties as country's president promises humanitarian corridors.

    As fighting between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russia rebels intensifies, civilians are finding themselves trapped in the conflict zone.

    The clashes have forced many Ukrainians in the country's eastern regions to flee, and medical staff are struggling to cope with the surge in casualties.

    The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised a humanitarial corridor to allow civilians to escape the fighting.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Mykolaivka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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