Ukraine moves forces to Odessa, helicopter downed in east (9)

Reuters 2014.05.06 09:08
By Aleksandar Vasovic and Maria Tsvetkova ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian helicopter in fierce fighting near the eastern town of Slaviansk on Monday, and Kiev drafted police special forces to the southwestern port city of Odessa to halt a feared westward spread of rebellion. Ukraine said the Odessa force, based on "civil activists", would replace
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