13:28 02.06.2014

Fight near Luhansk lasts for eight hours now - Ukrainian Border Guard Service

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About 500 representatives of the armed formations fighting against the Ukrainian army continue storming the control post of the Luhansk border squadron, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service said.

It said those taking part in the storming, which has continued for eight hours now, are using mortars, machineguns and automatic rifles, it said.

According to the latest reports, seven Ukrainian border guards have been injured during the fight. Casualties on the opposite side amount to five fatalities and eight being injured, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service said.

It was reported that about 100 armed men drove up to the control post of the Luhansk border squadron at around 0030 and dispersed along the squadron's perimeter. The first attack, involving automatic rifles and underbarrel grenade launchers, began at around 0400.

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