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Pro-Russian rebels of the Battalion Vostok take positions outside the local administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on May 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)


Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Donetsk, Reuters—Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president....
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A general view of the participants during government talks held in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 14, 2014. (EPA/ANDREW KRAVCHENKO / POOL)


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A member of the regional election commission glues a sticker depicting the flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic atop of Ukraine’s state emblem, as he prepares ballot boxes, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 10, 2014. (AFP/Genya Savilov)


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A man wearing a black and orange ribbon of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, reacts outside a trade union building where a deadly fire occurred, in Odessa, Ukraine, on May 3, 2014. Ukrainian Interior Ministry security forces members are seen in the background. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)


Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire

Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire

Odessa and Slaviansk, Reuters—At least 42 people were killed in street battles between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war....