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Kiev harries rebels as aid convoy nears

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:08 a.m.

Ukrainian soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The rebel stronghold 20 kilometers from the Russian border has been under siege for 19 days, lacking basic amenities like running water or electricity. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

KIEV, Ukraine -- Fierce fighting raged Thursday in eastern Ukraine as government troops tried to snatch back territory from pro-Russia separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross.

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