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Poroshenko threatens to kill hundreds per each killed government soldier

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on Friday held a conference with top officials of the Armed Forces, security and Interior agencies after the death of several dozen Army servicemen in the Luhansk region, a report at the official presidential website said.

The president said in part it was important to track down and to physically eliminate everyone who was responsible for the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers, security and interior officers.

"The militants (the way that the Kiev authorities refer to the fighters of volunteer self-defense forces in Eastern Ukraine. -- ITAR-TASS) will pay tens and even hundreds of their own lives for a life of each our soldier (they kill)," the report quoted Poroshenko as saying.

Different Ukrainian government departments and mass media said earlier that from nineteen to fifty military had died near Zelenopolye in Luhansk region, and from ninety-three to a hundred military had been wounded.

In the meantime, the press service of the Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of nineteen and the wounding of ninety-three servicemen.

[Source: Itar Tass, Kiev, 11Jul14]

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