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Ukraine port city near Russia fears it will become next battleground
Ukraine port city near Russia fears it will become next battleground

With pro-Russia separatists once again gaining ground in the bloody conflict for control of Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland, a sense of panic has overcome this port city on the shores of the Sea of Azov. Late last week, Ukraine said as many as 1,000 Russian troops had crossed the border just 40 miles from Mariupol. Within hours, anxious residents began preparing for what many fear will be the next battle between Ukrainian government forces and a separatist army trying to expand its territory south and create an independent state it calls Novorossiya, or New Russia. Volunteers sprang into action. Along the city limits, residents showed up with shovels and backhoes to dig...

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