Five members of aircraft crew killed in Sloviansk on June 6; service death toll rises to 66

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June 12, 2014, 6:24 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Olena Goncharova

People attend the funeral of the members of Ukraine's aircraft killed by Kremlin-backed insurgents in eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk on June 6. Citizens and military officials take part in the mourning in Boryspil city in Kyiv Oblast on June 10.
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Olena Goncharova

Don't believe any study that says being a 'newspaper reporter' is the worst job you can ever get. The thing is that journalism is damn fun (most of the time) – especially in Ukraine.

Five out of eight members of Ukrainian AN-30 aircraft crew were killed on June 6 while on patrol near the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk in Donetsk Oblast.

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