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Ukraine truce in peril as rebels down chopper, killing nine

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Ukraine's new leader threatened on Tuesday to revoke his truce after pro-Russian rebels downed an army helicopter despite ceasefire orders from their own commander, killing nine servicemen. 

A resident walks past graffiti of a Russian national flag (R) and a barred Ukrainian national flag in the besieged city of Slavyansk on June 24, 2014

The Mi-8 helicopter's shooting underscores the limited control both Russia and senior rebel leaders seem to have over some militia units that are apparently operating according to their own rules in the heavily Russified rustbelt.

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