Dozens Dead After Ukraine Convoy Attacked

Ukraine says dozens are dead after a convoy carrying civilians was hit by a rocket strike in eastern Ukraine on Monday night. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said: “By 7 p.m. last night we retrieved 15 bodies.” The search is ongoing. The Ukrainian military said many of the victims, which included women and children, were burned beyond recognition, while others had limbs blown off. The attack occurred near Luhansk, which has been a major site of violence between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels. Kiev blamed the separatists for the attack, but they denied responsibility. The U.S. condemned the attack but couldn not confirm who was to blame for it. “We strongly condemn the shelling and rocketing of a convoy that was bearing internally displaced persons in Luhansk,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. “Sadly, they were trying to get away from the fighting and instead became victims of it.”