Gunfire, artillery heard in Ukraine's Donetsk - Reuters reporter

DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 5 Fri Sep 5, 2014 5:01am EDT

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DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Gunfire and artillery fire were heard from the direction of the airport in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, hours before a meeting in Minsk was expected to agree on a ceasefire, a Reuters reporter said.

"A series of machinery gunfire and repeated artillery blasts can be heard from the wider area of Donetsk airport," said the reporter, who was some 2-3 km away from the airport. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; writing by Katya Golubkova, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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