Pro-Russian separatist soldiers walk past a destroyed plane at the Donetsk's Sergey Prokofiev international airport during a shelling between Ukrainian army forces and pro-Russian separatist soldiers on October 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Dominique Faget
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Eleven Ukrainian soldiers are missing in action after getting caught in an ambush in the conflict-torn east, while another three were killed in fighting, Kiev's military said Friday.A local pro-Kiev governor said Wednesday that over 100 soldiers were surrounded by a group of rogue rebels that do not answer to the main separatist leadership.Kiev's military also said Friday that three soldiers were killed over the past 24 hours as fighting with pro-Russian separatists engulfed several hotspots in eastern Ukraine, including the airport on the outskirts of rebel bastion Donetsk.Lysenko said on Friday that 16 of 131 Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine had been sent home after their families made contact with Ukraine's security services.
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