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Posted: June 18, 2014 at 4:45 a.m.

2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine MOSCOW -- Two Russian journalists for a Russian state-owned TV channel died Tuesday in eastern Ukraine after being hit by mortar fire, the Rossiya 24 network said.

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