Latest News Wires Government supporters in Ukraine flee town as rebels advance

Rebel advances in the Donetsk region are forcing evacuations, including in Debaltseve.

By , The Associated Press

Petr David Josek/AP

Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry.