Ukraine: 9 soldiers killed in attacks; civilians used as human shields

May 22, 2014 1:51 PM

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Ukraine: 9 soldiers killed in attacks; civilians used as human shields

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Nine soldiers were killed overnight in attacks on a checkpoint and a military convoy, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Thursday.

An armored vehicle near Volnovaha in Donetsk region was hit by rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, which caused ammunition on board to ignite, the ministry said.

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