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Ukraine causes heavy casualties for pro-Russian forces

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014

UKRAINE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although the rebel resistance continues.

Defense officials say government forces destroyed 11 grad missile systems, three tanks and five armored personnel carriers during a recent fight.

They also say they've killed around 100 rebel fighters.

Meanwhile, rebels say they've seized two settlements near the border and captured 13 Ukrainian troops.

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