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Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands in front of damaged buildings following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands in front of damaged buildings following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands in front of damaged buildings following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A Ukrainian border guard points at the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, Luhansk Region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A Ukrainian border guard points at the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, Luhansk Region August...more

A Ukrainian border guard points at the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, Luhansk Region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Remains of ammunition for "Shmel" man-portable flamethrowers gathered by Ukrainian border guards are pictured on display near the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, Luhansk Region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Remains of ammunition for "Shmel" man-portable flamethrowers gathered by Ukrainian border guards are pictured on display near the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by...more

Remains of ammunition for "Shmel" man-portable flamethrowers gathered by Ukrainian border guards are pictured on display near the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, Luhansk Region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Ukrainian border guards walk into the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, in the Luhansk region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian border guards walk into the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, in the Luhansk region...more

Ukrainian border guards walk into the headquarters of a local Ukrainian frontier guard detached unit, which according to Ukrainian servicemen, was attacked by weapons fired from the territory of Russia, in the town of Milove, in the Luhansk region August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Bullets are placed on a stone at a checkpoint controlled by the Ukrainian army near the town of Debaltseve, Donetsk Region August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Bullets are placed on a stone at a checkpoint controlled by the Ukrainian army near the town of Debaltseve, Donetsk Region August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Bullets are placed on a stone at a checkpoint controlled by the Ukrainian army near the town of Debaltseve, Donetsk Region August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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