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Ukraine says repulses separatist mortar attacks
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:41:20 AM »
(Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian military checkpoints and other strategic points in eastern Ukraine overnight but they were beaten off with only minor casualties on the Ukrainian side, a government forces spokesman said on Tuesday.

In a three-hour battle near the airport of Kramatorsk, rebels attacked the army with mortars but government forces returned fire, destroying their position and killing 40 "mercenaries", said the spokesman, Vladyslav Seleznyov.

This figure could not be independently confirmed and there was no immediate word from the side of the separatists.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/us-ukraine-crisis-fighting-idUSKBN0EL0LJ20140610
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