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May 23rd, 2014
04:29 PM ET

Pro- Russia separatists smash ballot boxes ahead of Ukraine's election

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) – At least 32 people were killed and 44 injured in clashes between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in the Luhansk region, according to the country's anti-terror office spokesman, Vladislav Seleznev.

The clashes took place Thursday afternoon and lasted for a few hours, Seleznev told CNN on Friday.

A total of 30 pro-Russian separatists and two Ukrainian soldiers were among the dead, while the injured included 37 separatists and seven Ukrainian soldiers, Seleznev said.

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