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Shelling kills 11 in eastern Ukrainian town

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 01:19

A deadly attack escalates the level of violence in Ukraine while newly recruited volunteers in Kiev prepare to join fight. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Residents in the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhny are digging out from a deadly air strike. The attack destroyed a residential building, killing at least 11 and injuring eight others. The town sits just outside the border with Russia. Separatists say the attack came from a Ukrainian warplane. But military officials say no planes have taken off because of a current search and rescue operation. The attack is the latest in escalating violence between the government and separatists in the east. The ongoing unrest is serving to help recruitment in Kiev. On Wednesday, family members, girlfriends and others said goodbye to dozens of volunteers joining a pro-Ukraine militia. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) 'AZOV' BATTALION VOLUNTEER, 23 YEARS OLD, MYKHAILO, SAYING: "I can't sit at home when my country is being torn to pieces and it is sad. I don't think it's the way it should be. I don't want the same killers and terrorists, who are ready to do everything for money, to come to my home." The new militia members will head east, where an insurgency is pushing to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

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Shelling kills 11 in eastern Ukrainian town

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 01:19