Deaths reported after heavy fighting in Slaviansk

Fighting intensified across the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk today, where the troops have been trying to regain control from pro-Russian forces.

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Ukraine's Defence Ministry confirmed a helicopter was shot down, but said the pilots survived.

Further south in Odessa, a special forces unit has been deployed. ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports from Ukraine:


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