Washington says it supports a Ukrainian investigation into the shelling of a school in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk that killed two teenagers.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on November 6 condemned the shelling that killed two teenagers and wounded “many others.”
On November 5, heavy bombardments raged around Donetsk’s airport, where government forces are besieged by Russian-backed separatists.
One shell landed on the soccer pitch of a nearby school, killing the teenagers.
Kyiv says pro-Russian separatists were behind the deadly mortar attack.
Pro-Russian separatists blame Ukrainian government forces.
In Russia, investigators opened a criminal case against Ukrainian commanders – claiming the deaths were the result of an effort to "wipe out the Russian-speaking population" in the region.
Despite a cease-fire deal reached on September 5, there has been no end to the fighting in eastern Ukraine – which has killed more than 4,000 people since April.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and TASS