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Ukrainian Parliament discusses violence in eastern regions


Ukrainian Parliament discusses violence in eastern regions

The parliament in Kyiv has been discussing the violent clashes that have taken place in the east of the country overnight.

Pro-Russian activists launched an attack on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the city of Mariupol, which reportedly resulted in the deaths of three rebels.

The acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov said “after a third assault attempt with machine guns, grenades and Molotov cocktails the criminals were counter-attacked by the National Guard. Three criminals were killed, 13 were injured and 63 have been arrested.”

Turchynov has also announced the disbandment and punishment of the pro-Kyiv paratroopers that surrendered their weapons to separatists and returned to their base in the Donetsk region on Wednesday.


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