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Published: Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 7:10:01 PM
Updated: Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 7:11:03 PM

Ukraine says heavy fighting in Kramatorsk, war descends in its east

KIEV (Reuters) - The head of Ukraine's anti-terrorist centre said on Saturday there was heavy fighting in the eastern town of Kramatorsk, south of rebel stronghold Slaviansk.

Offering few details, Vasyl Krutov told a news conference: "There is gunfire and clashes around Kramatorsk ... What we are facing in the Donetsk region and in the eastern regions is not just some kind of short-lived uprising, it is in fact a war."

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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