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Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopter in Slovyansk

Fighting broke out Friday around a rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces began a military operation against pro-Russian separatists. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says the rebels shot down at two Ukrainian helicopters during the assault on the city of Slovyansk, killing two pilots. Avakov said on his Facebook page that Ukraine demands the rebels free their hostages, lay down their weapons, vacate the buildings they have seized and restore the municipal...

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