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Ukraine Forces Fight Fierce Battle With Eastern Separatists

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June 19, 2014 AT 5:00 AM
Ukrainian military sources said Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists were locked in a fierce battle in the rebellious east of the country on Thursday. One military source said heavy fighting broke out at around 4 a.m. near the town of Krasny Liman, which has been under government control since early this month. Separatists in the area appeared to have tried to break through a cordon of government troops, and up to 4,000 separatist fighters could be involved.