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Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine Ahead of Cease-Fire

Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists unleashed a barrage of artillery fire Saturday, hours before a European brokered cease-fire was due to come into effect. The cease-fire is due to be implemented at midnight Saturday (12:00 a.m. Sunday local time, 2200 UTC Saturday), several days after the agreement was reached Thursday in marathon talks among France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia, Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

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