DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government says some 34 people are dead in fighting between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk.

Thirty of those killed were insurgents.

There were gunbattles around the city yesterday in what has been the government's most ambitious effort to quell unrest in the country.

In the eastern city of Donetsk, the government has ordered the airport to cancel its international flights.

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