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Ukraine sends elite troops to Odessa to maintain order

In pro-Russia east, though, clashes are fatal to both sides

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

Mourners and family members cry next the coffin of regional parliament member Vyacheslav Markin, in Odessa, Ukraine, Monday, May 5, 2014. Markin, who was known for speaking out against the government in Kiev, was buried as about 300 pro-Russia supporters shouted "Hero, hero!" Markin died Sunday from burns sustained Friday in a fire that followed clashes in Odessa. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukraine sent an elite national guard unit to its southern port of Odessa, desperate to halt a spread of the fighting between government forces and a pro-Russia militia that in the east killed combatants on both sides Monday.

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