October 27, 2014 / 8:43 AM / 3 years ago

Explosions heard in Donetsk after Ukraine election: mayor

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy shelling rocked the outskirts of the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday, one day after Ukraine held a parliamentary election, the city mayor’s office and officials in Kiev said.

“Powerful firing has been heard from high-calibre guns and explosions,” the Donetsk mayor’s website said.

Despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the east, tensions remain high.

Reporting by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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