Multiple loud explosions heard in centre of rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine

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Ukrainian service members are seen on the front line near the village of Zaitseve in the Donetsk region

DONETSK, Ukraine – Multiple explosions could be heard late on Saturday and early on Sunday in the centre of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters reporter said.

The origin of the explosions was not clear. There was no immediate comment from separatist authorities or from Kyiv.

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Matthew Lewis)