At least 12 people were killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine as the Ukrainian government and rebels squabble over who should be allowed to attend internationally-mediated talks if they are restarted in Belarus. In the last 24 hours, five members of the Ukrainian military were killed, a spokesman said, and the city council of rebel-held Donetsk reported seven civilian deaths. Dozens were wounded on both sides. The death toll has risen sharply this month, as government forces and pro-Russian rebels resumed full-scale fighting . After the collapse of a tentative truce agreed last month, both sides accused each other of violating a broader peace agreement reached in Minsk in September, and rebels announced an offensive to retake territory lost to the government last year. Russia and the West […]