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    Fighting between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters resumed late on Sunday in the city of Yasynuvata, a northern suburb of Donetsk.

    DONETSK, August 17 (RIA Novosti) – Fighting between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters resumed late on Sunday in the city of Yasynuvata, a northern suburb of Donetsk.

    Kiev forces are shelling Yasynuvata, still controlled by militia. It's a strategically important city with a rail junction that borders Donetsk to the north.

    There is communications failure in the city of Yasynuvata and partial power outage, according to local residents. A lot of buildings are damaged or burned. For example, the shelling destroyed a roof of a kindergarten.

    There is no Ukrainian military in the city.

    The intense fighting started in Yasynuvata on Saturday. Earlier on Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet that government troops reclaimed the city.

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