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Published: Friday May 2, 2014 MYT 2:15:02 PM
Updated: Friday May 2, 2014 MYT 2:16:05 PM

Ukraine says one pilot killed, others wounded in attack by Slaviansk rebels

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Friday a pilot had been killed and others wounded after pro-Russian separatists in the eastern town of Slaviansk used anti-aircraft missiles against Kiev's forces.

On his Facebook page, Avakov posted: "Against Ukraine's special forces, terrorists used heavy artillery, including grenade launchers and portable anti-aircraft missile launchers. One pilot is dead and there are wounded."

He accused the separatists of employing professional mercenaries.

(reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage)


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