Ukraine’s president has imposed personal sanctions against the heads of top Russian media, including RT, citing “national security and sovereignty” concerns. The travel ban, however, has been mocked by those who were targeted as a recognition of their merits.
European officials have urged Kiev to delete yet another list of foreign journalists “accused” of covering the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine by a notorious website which claims to be hunting “enemies of the state” and “terrorist collaborators.”
At least one person was killed and several injured in Donetsk as Ukrainian forces shelled a hospital and several residential blocks in the city's center. Almost 50 cases of ceasefire violations on Saturday have been blamed on Kiev by the rebels.
A hospital in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was hit by artillery shelling, local authorities said. One person has been confirmed killed, with initial reports of over 15 feared dead.