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Shelling in eastern Ukraine claim 3 lives in Donetsk as conflict shows no sign of abating

  • A Ukrainian woman waits for shelling to abate as she shelters inside a building after a Ukrainian army shell hit a bus stop in the Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A Ukrainian woman waits for shelling to abate as she shelters inside a building after a Ukrainian army shell hit a bus stop in the Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A person walk near the remains of a man lying near a bus stop that was damaged in shelling by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A person walk near the remains of a man lying near a bus stop that was damaged in shelling by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Ukrainian man waits for shelling to abate as he shelters inside a building after a Ukrainian army shell hit a bus stop in the Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A Ukrainian man waits for shelling to abate as he shelters inside a building after a Ukrainian army shell hit a bus stop in the Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)  (The Associated Press)

At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk.

AP reporters saw the bodies of two people killed while waiting for a bus. Separatist authorities said another person died from an attack elsewhere in the city.

Fighting spiked over the weekend in the bitter battle for control over Donetsk's now-shattered airport. The level of artillery exchanges has abated since that peak.

The United Nations estimates that more than 4,700 people have died since the unrest began.