DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 5 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)