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Insurgents assault Ukrainian border guards in Luhansk Oblast; at least 15 wounded, 5 dead (UPDATES, VIDEOS)

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June 2, 2014, 4:24 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Christopher J. Miller, Mark Rachkevych

Pro-Russia militants fire from a residential area at Ukrainian border guards defending the Federal Border Headquarters in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, on June 2, 2014. Ukrainian forces killed five rebels on June 2 while repelling an attack by 500 pro-Russian gunmen on a federal border guard camp in the strife-torn separatist east, Kyiv officials said. The border guard service said seven of its servicemen were wounded when "around 500 terrorists" attacked one of its units stationed outside the industrial city of Luhansk. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY GAPON
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Christopher J. Miller

American Christopher J. Miller was a Kyiv Post editor from 2013-2014. He now works for Mashable as a senior foreign correspondent. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk in Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

Mark Rachkevych

We have a responsibility to deliver the news accurately and in a palatable form for our readers, both novice and well-versed, on the complicated issues and challenges that Ukraine faces.

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Five Russian-backed separatists were killed, and eight wounded as of 11 a.m. amid ongoing fighting at the Border Guard Service coordination center in Luhansk Oblast after it was assaulted around 12:30 a.m. this morning, the country's border guard service reports. 

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