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Armed clashes in east as Ukraine counts down to election

Ukrainian soldiers secure an area near the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers secure an area near the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers secure an area near the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Ukrainian servicemen stand aside as an ambulance carrying the remains of Ukrainian soldiers drives off the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014.REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian servicemen stand aside as an ambulance carrying the remains of Ukrainian soldiers drives off the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of...more

Ukrainian servicemen stand aside as an ambulance carrying the remains of Ukrainian soldiers drives off the site (seen in background) where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014.REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Ukrainian soldiers remove debris from an area where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers remove debris from an area where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers remove debris from an area where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an Armoured Perssonel Carrier (APC) as they drive through the site where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an Armoured Perssonel Carrier (APC) as they drive through the site where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014....more

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an Armoured Perssonel Carrier (APC) as they drive through the site where pro-Russian rebels killed thirteen Ukrainian servicemen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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