Deadly clash in Ukraine’s restive east

Shoot-out at checkpoint set up by pro-Russian separatists leaves three dead and others wounded, says interior ministry.   A shoot-out at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has left three people dead and others hospitalised with gunshot wounds, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for Sunday’s attack. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the shooting had taken place near a roadblock set up by a group called the People’s Republic of Donetsk close to the village of Bylbasivka. “At 2:20 unknown men in four cars arrived to the roadblock and opened fire at the people who were watching on duty. There was fire shot in response. Three persons were fatally shot and three persons were wounded,” the statement said. The unknown attackers, a group of about 12 men, left the scene taking dead and wounded with...

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