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Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin

Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two...more

Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) run into position at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) run into position at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) run into position at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
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Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian soldiers look out from a tank at a position some 60 km from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) travel on an armoured vehicle in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) travel on an armoured vehicle in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) travel on an armoured vehicle in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
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An armed man stands guard as people wait for humanitarian medical aid near the mayor's office in Slaviansk July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An armed man stands guard as people wait for humanitarian medical aid near the mayor's office in Slaviansk July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An armed man stands guard as people wait for humanitarian medical aid near the mayor's office in Slaviansk July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A pro-Russian separatist fighter from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) looks out from a position at a check point on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

A pro-Russian separatist fighter from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) looks out from a position at a check point on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

A pro-Russian separatist fighter from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) looks out from a position at a check point on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
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