At least four people, all civilians, have been killed, and a further 15 wounded, following shelling, reportedly by the Ukrainian army, at a checkpoint crossing in eastern Ukraine.
At least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in shelling at a checkpoint crossing in east Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels say.
A spokesman for the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic said 15 people were also wounded, as they crossed between rebel- and government-held territory.
Ukraine’s army denied it carried out any shelling in the area at the time.
The region has seen a spike in violence in recent weeks, threatening a fragile ceasefire between the army and rebels.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said it had been recording “a high number of ceasefire violations” in the Donetsk region alone, listing hundreds of explosions and gunfire heard in both rebel- and government-held areas in recent days.