Dozen killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

A monument to Vladimir Lenin falls Sunday in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Other Lenin statues also have fallen amid anti-Russia sentiment.

KIEV, Ukraine — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in over a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said.

Col. Andriy Lysenko said in Kiev on Monday that at least nine troops had been killed in a day and 27 had been wounded.

Meanwhile, the City Council of Donetsk said in a statement published online that at least three civilians were killed and five wounded in overnight shelling of a residential area in the northern part of the city, where fighting has centered on the government-held airport. Throughout the day in Donetsk, regular explosions could be heard coming from the north of the city.

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