AP journalists see 11 dead at Ukraine checkpoint

May 22, 2014 10:02 AM

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BLAHODATNE, Ukraine: At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and about 30 others were wounded Thursday when pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint, the deadliest raid in the weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine.

AP journalists saw 11 bodies scattered around the checkpoint on the edge of the village of Blahodatne, near the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region. Witnesses said that more than 30 Ukrainian troops were wounded when the insurgents attacked the checkpoint, and some of them were in grave conditi...

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