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Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives. "Militants have ratcheted up their activities over the past 24 hours, breaking the cease-fire 95 times, back to levels seen before the Feb. 12 cease-fire declaration," Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksiy Andryushin told reporters in Kiev. Two Ukrainian soldiers died in eastern Ukraine overnight in fighting between government troops and pro-Russia separatists, Andryushin said Monday, adding to a death toll that exceeds 6,100 for...

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