Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters
Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters

23 Ukrainian servicemen killed in clashes with separarist rebels

As bloody battles threaten West’s hopes of truce, president vows that separatists will pay for the life of every serviceman many times over

Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters
Pro-Russian separatists from the Vostok battalion set out from a base in Donetsk. Ukrainian forces have regained ground. Photo: Reuters
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