Ukrainian soldiers, including some wounded, stand next to a Ukrainian helicopter on July 31, 2014 in a field near Zaporizhya, after a military operation in Ukraine's eastern regions. (AFP/Alexey Kravtsov)
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Ukrainian television said Friday that 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely to be lower.Channel 112 gave no details but said in a morning news bulletin: "Twenty Ukrainian paratroopers were killed in a Grad missile attack near Shakhtarsk".Ukrainian government forces have intensified their military offensive against the rebels in mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine since the airliner came down, killing 298 people.
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