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Rebel-held city of Donetsk holds clean-up day despite continued shelling in eastern Ukraine

  • Local resident Luba Zikova cries in front of her damaged house after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. One person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Local resident Luba Zikova cries in front of her damaged house after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. One person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pro-Russian rebels remove an unexploded grenade in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. One person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Pro-Russian rebels remove an unexploded grenade in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. One person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Residents sweep up debris at the cultural center that was shelled in late August, in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The rebel-held city of Donetsk is holding a city-wide clean-up day after months of shelling in eastern Ukraine, sending prisoners out to help remove the debris. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Residents sweep up debris at the cultural center that was shelled in late August, in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The rebel-held city of Donetsk is holding a city-wide clean-up day after months of shelling in eastern Ukraine, sending prisoners out to help remove the debris. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

The rebel-held city of Donetsk is holding a city-wide clean-up day after months of shelling in eastern Ukraine, sending prisoners out to help remove the debris.

The city council said one person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas.

But the streets were quiet Friday as the rebels called for a clean-up. In one school that was shelled in late August, four Ukrainian prisoners guarded by armed rebels were sweeping up debris.

Russia, Ukraine, and leaders of the pro-Russian rebels are set to meet Friday in Minsk, Belarus, for talks to resolve the crisis in east Ukraine.