Russia shifts troops; Ukraine still tense

Posted: May 31, 2014 at 5:18 a.m.

Members of the Ukrainian army inspect an area near Slovyansk, Ukraine, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Ukrainian Acting Defence Minister said on Friday that troops had ousted separatists from southern and western parts of the Donetsk region and north of the Luhansk region. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

DONETSK, Ukraine -- For more than a month, Donetsk has braced for invasion from the east, with tens of thousands of Russian troops massed just over the border and seemingly prepared to overrun this breakaway region of Ukraine.

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