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Talks set as Ukraine troops gain ground

Posted: August 20, 2014 at 4:39 a.m.

A Russian military truck carries a MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer about 6 miles from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point at Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, on Tuesday.

Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000.

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