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Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence

WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down its weapons. Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, said a gunfight early Easter morning that left at least three people dead at a checkpoint outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk showed the need for all sides to disarm. Pressed by Chris Wallace, the host of “Fox News Sunday,” Kislyak declined to say whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would tell the pro-Russian separatists to end their...

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