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´Up to 11 killed´ as soldiers loyal
to Kiev seize eastern Ukrainian
airport from pro-Russian separatist
as ´anti-terror operation´ begins

Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson, Damien Gayle

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 4/15/2014 2:00:03 PM

Up to 11 people are believed dead after airborne Ukrainian troops seized an airport in the country´s rebellious east today in the first sign that a promised ´anti-terror operation´ had begun against pro-Russian separatists. Heavy gunfire was heard at Kramatorsk airport as Ukraine´s interim president announced that his forces had retaken the site from militants who been seizing control of cities since last week. Local media reported between four to 11 deaths in the attack, but there was no immediate confirmation of any casualties. Russia said it was ´deeply concerned´ over reports of casualties in the region today. It comes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 4/15/2014 6:08:44 PM     (No. 9811984)

Any soldier not wearing national identifying emblems do not receive Geneva Protocols.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/15/2014 6:31:23 PM     (No. 9812005)

I keep hearing that Russian troops are amassed near the border with Ukraine. At some point I suspect they will be pouring in.

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