Ukraine says repulses separatist mortar attacks




 
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Ukraine says repulses separatist mortar attacks
 
June 10th, 2014  
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Ukraine says repulses separatist mortar attacks
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. In Luhansk, on the border with Russia, separatist fighters opened fire on the airport and nearby Ukrainian army positions. Separatist rebellions broke out in Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine in April after street protests in the capital Kiev toppled a Moscow-backed president.




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