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Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord
Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord

Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, one day after representatives of the government and pro-Russia separatists failed to reach a truce at a meeting brokered by Russian and international mediators. Twenty fighters died and dozens were wounded in the latest combat, according to spokesmen for both sides. The separatist forces continued to claim that they had encircled the Ukrainian forces, an assertion the government denied. “Despite all their efforts and ungrounded claims of victory our army concentrated enough troops, armor and artillery in the area to repel all their attacks,” said Yuri Povkh, a Defense Ministry adviser. “In the given situation, I...

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