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Explosions Echo in Eastern Ukraine City; Russia Denounces EU Sanctions

Fighting erupted in Donetsk Saturday as the Ukrainian army pressed insurgents who have bolstered defenses in the rebel-controlled eastern Ukrainian city after a string of defeats. Russia, meanwhile, angrily criticized new sanctions imposed by the European Union following the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17, which crashed July 17 not far from Donetsk. U.S. and Ukrainian officials said a sophisticated Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile downed the plane, possibly fired by...

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