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Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death
Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross. The fierce battle for control of what was Ukraine's second-largest airport and the killings of at least two dozen people in Donetsk suburbs this week were the most blatant evidence that a Sept. 5 cease-fire is being violated by both sides. Leaders of the separatists' self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic have openly conceded they are trying to wrest the airport from government control. Russian media this week...

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