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  • Ukrainian forces will continue their offensive against rebels until peace and order are restored in the east, the interim defence minister has said.

    Ukrainian forces will press ahead with a military offensive against rebels in the east until peace and order have been restored there, Ukraine's acting defense minister said on Friday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2014, 6:20 AM EDT
  • SLOVYANSK, UKRAINE - MAY 13: Ukranian military soldiers man a highway checkpoint on May 13, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine. At least 6 Ukranian soldiers were killed and more were reportedly injured by pro-Russian separatists in the nearby city of Kramatorsk. Credit John Moore/Getty Images

    A Ukrainian general and 11 servicemen were killed Thursday when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military helicopter near Slovyansk in the restive eastern regions of Ukraine.

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT