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Interior Ministry: Four Ukrainian soldiers killed, 30 wounded in anti-terrorist operation in Sloviansk (LIVE UPDATES)

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May. 05, 2014 18:27
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Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov stands at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on May 5, 2014. Four Ukrainian troops were killed and 30 wounded in intense fighting around the rebel-held town of Slavyansk on May 5, the interior ministry said. The ministry added that the pro-Russian gunmen controlling the town were using civilians as human shields and were shooting from houses, some of which were on fire. It said there were civilian casualties but did not provide a toll. AFP PHOTO / SERGEY BOBOK
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Editor's Note: Below are live updates of Ukraine's counterterrorism operation in eastern Ukraine, mainly in Donetsk Oblast in the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk where Kremlin-backed militants are concentrated.

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