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Berlin talks bring Russia and Ukraine closer to resuming ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Deauville, Northern France June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Deauville, Northern France June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Deauville, Northern France June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Local residents pass a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukranian city of Slaviansk June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Local residents pass a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukranian city of Slaviansk June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Local residents pass a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukranian city of Slaviansk June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An old woman looks from inside a car with bullet holes and shattered windows as she flees fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An old woman looks from inside a car with bullet holes and shattered windows as she flees fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An old woman looks from inside a car with bullet holes and shattered windows as she flees fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A general view of an apartment block damaged by shelling in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A general view of an apartment block damaged by shelling in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A general view of an apartment block damaged by shelling in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Boys stand near a shell crater outside a local school in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Boys stand near a shell crater outside a local school in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Boys stand near a shell crater outside a local school in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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A man walks by a damaged truck as he transports water in the Ukrainian eastern city of Slaviansk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A man walks by a damaged truck as he transports water in the Ukrainian eastern city of Slaviansk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A man walks by a damaged truck as he transports water in the Ukrainian eastern city of Slaviansk July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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