Ukraine troops sustain heavy losses in shelling

Jul 11, 2014, 7:56 AM EDT
Ukrainian government soldiers sit on top of an armoured vehicle as they take up a position almost 20Km south of Donetsk on on July 9, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
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Pro-Russian separatists have fired a big barrage of Grad rockets at Ukrainian troops in the eastern region of Luhansk, killing as many as 30, Ukrainian officials say. Russian Grad rockets are classed as heavy artillery weapons, fired in batches from trucks. Unconfirmed reports put the Ukrainian death toll as high as 30, with dozens more wounded, near Zelenopillya. Last night rebels also shelled Ukrainian troops at Donetsk airport.