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Ukraine fighting kills 12 pro-Russia separatists
Ukraine fighting kills 12 pro-Russia separatists

At least 12 pro-Russia separatists died Monday in clashes at a Ukrainian border guards base and at the militant-occupied Luhansk regional government headquarters in another surge in fighting before Saturday's presidential inauguration. Five militants were killed in daylong fighting at the guards base in Mirny, a Luhansk suburb, when as many as 500 gunman attacked it with rocket-propelled grenades, some firing from rooftops of apartment buildings to deter return fire, Ukrainian military officials said. The interim government in Kiev, the capital, deployed fighter jets to drive the gunmen from the base, provoking claims by Russia's state-run media that the aircraft strafed the...

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