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Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons
Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons

Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces fought their most intense battles in months on Wednesday after both sides were reported last week to have looted the internationally monitored depots where their heavy artillery had been stored. The rebels holding two large regions of eastern Ukraine lost 15 fighters in the battle for government-controlled Maryinka, separatist militia spokesman Eduard Basurin was quoted as saying by Russia's Tass news agency. Ukrainian forces succeeded in maintaining control of Maryinka after the 12-hour battle, Col. Andriy Lysenko of the National Security and Defense Council told journalists in Kiev, the capital. He blamed the Moscow-backed...

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