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Ukraine Forces Repel Rebel Surge Before Polish Premier Visit - Bloomberg

Posted by Daphna Baram on January 18, 2015 at 5:10 AM

GRN correspondents are in Kiev. 

Bloomberg - Ukraine’s military repelled a wave of rebel assaults on Donetsk Airport yesterday, rushing in new troops and ammunition to the battle zone as the government prepares for a visit by neighboring Poland’s prime minister. Pro-Russian separatists used artillery, mortars and small arms fire in a bid to pry government troops from their tenuous hold on the strategically important site, authorities in the capital Kiev said. Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 18 were wounded in the first 24 hours of the weekend, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said yesterday in Kiev. Read more

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