Obama meets Ukraine president as Kiev claims 300 rebel deaths

President Barack Obama held talks in Warsaw Wednesday on the Ukraine situation with its new president Petro Poroshenko. A short time before this, the Kiev government claimed that pro-Russian rebels in the eastern town of Slaviansk had sustained at least 300 dead and 500 injured at the hands of the Ukraine army, which had lost only two soldiers. DEBKAfile: These figures are grossly exaggerated and also omit to mention the downing of military jets and helicopters by the rebels.

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