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Ukrainian military helicopter shot down; 14 dead, president says

At least 14 people, including a general, were killed Thursday when a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down by "terrorists" near Slovyansk, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told Parliament.<p>Turchynov said the chopper, which was carrying soldiers for a troop rotation, was shot down with a …

Ukraine claims to have 'cleared' large swathes of the east

Ukrainian defence minister says government in control of large swathes of the east as Russia withdraws at least two thirds of troops from border<p>Ukraine's government claimed to be gaining the upper hand over separatist rebels on Friday, declaring that security forces had "cleared" large swathes of …

Six Ukrainian separatists killed around Donetsk airport | Reuters

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian separatist leader Denis Pushilin said on Saturday six rebels had been killed while trying to collect the bodies of comrades who had died under Ukrainian army fire earlier this week close to Donetsk airport.<p>A pro-Russian rebel sniper of the Battalion Vostok …

Taliban releases American soldier after five years; prisoners exchanged

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years, has been released to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.<p>Bergdahl, an Idaho native, was 23 went he went missing in June 30, 2009, in the eastern …

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