30 insurgents killed in eastern Ukraine, says rebel



An insurgent says 30 bodies of killed fighters have been brought to a hospital following a day of heavy fighting in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in which the government forces used combat jets and helicopter gunships against pro-Russia rebels.

A rebel fighter, who wouldn´t give his name because of security concerns, said Tuesday outside the hospital in Donetsk that 30 bodies of his fellow insurgents were delivered there.

Monday´s battle in Donetsk, a city of 1 million, came just as billionaire candy magnate Petro Poroshenko claimed victory in Sunday´s presidential vote.

Poroshenko has vowed to negotiate a peaceful end to an insurgency in the east, where rebels have seized government offices and fought Ukrainian troops for more than a month.