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Ukraine Clashes Claim Life of Young Nurse

Friends and family mourned 21-year old nurse, Yulia Izotova, during her funeral in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Monday.
Image: Funeral for 21-year old nurse Yulia Izotova
Friends and family mourn 21-year old nurse Yulia Izotova during her funeral in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on May 5, 2014.Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

Friends and family mourned 21-year old nurse, Yulia Izotova, during her funeral in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Monday. Witnesses say Izotova was killed by shots from a Ukrainian military column on the road near Kramatorsk.

On Saturday the government said it was pressing on with an offensive in southern Ukraine for a second day, and had recaptured a television tower and a security services building from rebels in Kramatorsk, a town near the rebel stronghold of Slaviansk.

Police said at least four people were killed, and dozens wounded in running battles between people backing Kiev and pro-Russian activists. The clashes ended with separatists holed up in the trade union building.

Image: Relatives carry coffin of 21-year-old nurse Izotova at her funeral in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine
Relatives carry the coffin of 21-year-old nurse Yulia Izotova at her funeral in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine May 5, 2014.MARKO DJURICA / Reuters

— Reuters