12 Ukrainian soldiers killed, including a general who served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister said Tuesday that 30 pro-Russian insurgents were killed during government operations to expunge anti-government forces in and near a town in the east.
Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.