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Ukraine leader dissolves parliament; Russian tanks reportedly blocked
Ukraine leader dissolves parliament; Russian tanks reportedly blocked

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the country’s contentious parliament Monday and set new elections for Oct. 26 in a move likely to deepen Ukraine’s bitter east-west divide. Poroshenko’s government earlier in the day accused Russia of sending an armored column into eastern Ukraine. It was the latest report of an intensifying infusion of arms and mercenaries from the neighboring country, which invaded and annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula five months ago. Col. Andriy Lysenko of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council said the 10 tanks and four heavy military vehicles had been intercepted as they attempted to make their way to Mariupol,...

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