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4 die in renewed Ukraine fighting

Updated: 2014-04-21 07:27
By Agencies in Sloviansk, Ukraine ( China Daily)

A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring itself "outraged" at the return to violence.

A local pro-Kremlin rebel leader, Vyatcheslav Ponomarev, said that three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a firefight at a roadblock close to the separatist-held town of Sloviansk.

Vladimir, a masked 20-year-old pro-Russian rebel who was at the barricade, told AFP: "Four cars pulled up to our roadblock around 1 am. We wanted to conduct a check, and then they opened fire on us with automatic weapons."

4 die in renewed Ukraine fighting

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