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    An outbreak of bird flue has been registered in a village in eastern Ukraine near the border with Russia, local emergencies ministry said Monday.

    KIEV, June 12 (RIA Novosti) - An outbreak of bird flue has been registered in a village in eastern Ukraine near the border with Russia, local emergencies ministry said Monday.

    The ministry said local authorities decided to cull several thousand of domestic fowl in the village of Peski in the Sumskaya Region although there was no imminent threat to people.

    Ukraine has been previously hit by several bird flu outbreaks in its autonomy of Crimea, on the Black Sea coast, following which more than 150,000 domestic fowl were culled in 40 locations around the Crimean peninsula.

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