Mark Lowen at the checkpoint, 40 miles south of Donetsk
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Checkpoint shooting leaves 14 Ukrainian soldiers dead

An attack on a checkpoint in Eastern Ukraine has left 14 soldiers dead, in what has been described as 'a huge blow' for the Ukrainian army.

Pro-Russian separatists attacked the checkpoint, around 40km south of Donetsk, at around 5am on Thursday morning.

Mark Lowen reports from the scene.

  • 22 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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