The rebels attacked the checkpoint near the town of Volnovakha, firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said AP journalists saw 11 dead Ukrainian soldiers scattered in a field near the village of Blahodatne, outside Volnovakha, 30 kilometres south of the major city of Donetsk. Witnesses including a medical worker said over 30 other Ukrainian troops were wounded in the attack and some of them were in grave condition. All the wounded were being treated at nearby medical facilities. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said the attackers hit an ammunition section in one of the vehicles, which exploded in a fireball. Three charred Ukrainian armoured infantry vehicles, their turrets blown away, and several burned trucks stood at the road site in Blahodatne. Scorched bodies, apparently burned by the explosion and fire, were scattered near the vehicles. Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blamed Russia for backing the rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which have declared independence from the government in Kyiv.
Satellite images released Nov. 8 showed an estimated 90,000 troops at the border
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Bloody Sunday caused grave consequences for the Tsarist autocracy governing Imperial Russia: the events in St. Petersburg provoked public outrage and a series of massive strikes that spread quickly to the industrial centres of the Russian Empire. The massacre on Bloody Sunday is considered to be the start of the active phase of the Revolution of In addition to beginning the Revolution, historians such as Lionel Kochan in his book Russia in Revolution — view the events of Bloody Sunday to be one of the key events which led to the Russian Revolution of After the emancipation of the serfs in by Tsar Alexander II of Russia , there emerged a new peasant working class in Russia's industrializing cities.
The city lies on the western bank of the Volga , covering an area of The city was founded as the fortress of Tsaritsyn in By the nineteenth century, Tsaritsyn had become an important river-port and commercial centre, leading to its population expanding rapidly. It fell briefly to the White Army in mid but quickly returned to Soviet control in January On April 10, , the city was renamed Stalingrad in honor of Joseph Stalin. During World War II , the Axis forces attacked the city, leading to the Battle of Stalingrad , one of the largest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. On 10 November , Nikita Khrushchev 's administration changed the name of the city to Volgograd.