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Published May 02, 2014, 08:56 AM

UPDATE: Clashes, fire in Odessa leave dozens dead as Ukraine crisis flares (w/ video)

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine (CNN) -- Violence escalated Friday in southern Ukraine, with pro-Russian separatists reportedly shooting down two Ukrainian helicopters amid deadly clashes.

By: Nick Paton Walsh, Laura Smith-Spark and Victoria Butenko, CNN

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