Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters




 
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Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters
 
May 3rd, 2014  
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Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters
By Maria Tsvetkova SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed in a fire and others were shot dead when fighting between pro- and anti-Russian groups broke out on the streets of Odessa on Ukraine's Black Sea coast on Friday, opening a new front in a conflict that has split the country. In the east, pro-Russian separatists brought down two Ukrainian military helicopters involved in a pre-dawn operation to try to dislodge the militants from their strongholds in the town of Slaviansk. The separatists said three of their number had been killed, and two civilians, while the defense ministry said two crew from the downed helicopters died and two other servicemen were killed when separatists attacked them on Friday evening. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said operations were continuing into Saturday and that Ukrainian forces had taken a television tower in the town Kramatorsk, south of Slaviansk.




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