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At least 87 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Ilovaysk battle

An Ukrainian serviceman shoots during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk August 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Maks Levin)

KIEV: At least 87 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after being surrounded by pro-Russian rebels in the eastern town of Ilovaysk, a top local official said Wednesday.

The deputy army recruiting commander of Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhia region, which has not been affected by the fighting, said the soldiers' bodies had been delivered to a local morgue in the past two days.

 

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