Pro-Russian separatists greet each other before driving to the battle line in Seversk (Siversk), located near the town of Krasny Liman, Donetsk region, June 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Fighting raged for a second successive day in the east of Ukraine Friday, a day after clashes in which Ukrainian government forces said about 300 separatists were killed.The casualty figures for the pro-Russian separatists could not be independently confirmed though a rebel commander said on Thursday the rebels had sustained "heavy losses" when they were outgunned by government forces backed by heavy armour. The government forces said seven of their own number had been killed in Thursday's fighting.
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