Separatists storm border post in eastern Ukraine


A pro-Russian holds his weapon during clashes with Ukrainian troops on the outskirts of Luhansk. Photo: AP Donetsk, Ukraine: Hundreds of separatist fighters attacked a district border control headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday in the largest battle against the country’s border protection forces since unrest in the east began. A government spokesman said the action appeared to be aimed at seizing control of the border with Russia to open it to forces and supplies. The attack in Luhansk, Ukraine’s easternmost province, began at 4am, and fighting was still raging at noon. Oleg Slobodyan, a spokesman for the Ukrainian state border…

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