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Ukrainian troops gain ground in east

Pro-Russia rebels release observers

Posted: May 4, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.

Pro-Russian militiamen prowl in a street Saturday in Kramatorsk amid reports of fighting in the city 10 miles south of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk.

Ukraine’s security forces pressed their assault on pro-Russia militants in and around the separatist stronghold of Slovyansk on Saturday, even as the rebels freed seven European military observers and the Kremlin cited the deaths of dozens of people in Odessa as proof that Ukraine can no longer protect its citizens.

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