Skip to comments.Pro-Russia Rebels Kill 14 Ukraine Troops as Crucial Poll Nears
Posted on 05/22/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Ukraine's acting president says 13 service members were killed when pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.
President Oleksandr Turchnyov said Thursday the soldiers who died in the overnight attack near the town of Volnovakha "gave their lives for Ukraine."
He said the separatists attacked the checkpoint using mortars, grenade launchers and heavy automatic weapons.
Ukraine's Defense Ministry earlier reported that 17 servicemen were wounded in the attack.
Another government serviceman was killed overnight in the neighboring Luhansk region.
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