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Ukraine: Six paratroopers dead in battle with militia, says Army spokesman01:27

Ukraine: Six paratroopers dead in battle with militia, says Army spokesman

Ukraine, Slavyansk
May 13, 2014 at 23:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Six paratroopers dead in battle with militia, says Army spokesman

Alexey Dimitroshevski, spokesman for the Ukrainian Army's general staff, told Ruptly on Tuesday that a firefight between soldiers and militia fighters had resulted in the deaths of six paratroopers, with a number injured.

According to Dimitroshevski, the fighters attacked with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. The officer spoke as further units of the Ukrainian armed forces moved towards the town of Slavyansk.

Ukraine: Six paratroopers dead in battle with militia, says Army spokesman01:27
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Ukraine: Six paratroopers dead in battle with militia, says Army spokesman

Alexey Dimitroshevski, spokesman for the Ukrainian Army's general staff, told Ruptly on Tuesday that a firefight between soldiers and militia fighters had resulted in the deaths of six paratroopers, with a number injured.

According to Dimitroshevski, the fighters attacked with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. The officer spoke as further units of the Ukrainian armed forces moved towards the town of Slavyansk.

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