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You're reading: Five members of aircraft crew killed in Sloviansk on June 6; service death toll rises to 66
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It became the third aircraft shot down by Kremlin-backed insurgents during the two-month anti-terrorist operation undertaken by Ukraine’s government.

The deaths increased the death toll to at least 66 Ukrainian servicemen. 

The crew was deployed to Sloviansk only three days earlier. Three members of the crew are currently undergoing treatment in one of Kharkiv’s hospitals. 

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