Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held cities while pushing ahead on diplomatic efforts

  • by: PETER LEONARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:45 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000.

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