Fierce fighting was followed by sporadic sniper fire in Sloviansk, as Fergal Keane reports
Four Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and an army helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militants near the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev says.
It says the gunmen used heavy weapons against Ukraine’s units involved in the “anti-terror” operation. Casualties were also reported among the rebels.
The militants are reported to have retreated towards the city centre which is now quiet, a BBC correspondent says….
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