KIEV, July 21 A spokesman for Ukraine's Security
Council said the army was not responsible for any explosions on
Monday in the centre of the eastern city of Donetsk, where
rebels earlier reported Ukrainian tanks trying to cross the city
"There is work on clearing approaches to the city, on
destroying checkpoints of the terrorists. If there are
explosions in the middle of the city - then it is not Ukrainian
soldiers," Andriy Lysenko told a news conference.
"We have strict orders not to use air strikes and artillery
in the city. If there is fighting in the city, we have
information that there is a small self-organised group who are
fighting with the terrorists."
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Elizabeth Piper,
editing by Timothy Heritage)