Rebel ambush near Kramatorsk kills seven Ukrainian paratroopers; one rebel dead

Armed pro-Russian rebels ambushed a Ukrainian military convoy transporting ammunition on the outskirts of the flashpoint city of Kramatorsk at about 1pm on May 13, killing seven paratroopers and wounding seven more. One rebel fighter was killed during the assault.

The Defence Ministry said that the heavily armed rebels fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at the convoy of Ukrainian paratroopers near the village of Oktyabrske about 20km outside Kramatorsk.

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(Armed pro-Russian rebels squat in the bed of a truck outside a military academy which houses weapons in Donetsk on May 6.  Photo: Kostyantyn Chernichkin)