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Apr 23, 2014

Ukraine’s leaders say have U.S. backing to take on “aggressors”

KIEV, April 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government said on
Wednesday the United States had promised to stand by it in the
face of aggression, and announced that it would press ahead with
a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups.

After a lull for the Easter religious holiday, officials in
Kiev decided to renew what they call an “anti-terrorist
operation” against separatist militias who have seized control
of about a dozen public buildings in eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture.

Kiev’s first push failed last week to retake one of the towns in the mainly Russian-speaking east occupied by the separatists, and its military has largely suspended operations since the United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union signed a deal in Geneva last week intended to calm the crisis.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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