Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov has announced that three pro-Russian separatists were killed in shooting that broke out overnight in the town of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov.
"According to preliminary data, three attackers were killed, 13 wounded and 63 detained," he said in a post on Facebook.
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