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  1. Kiev Fights Back, 30 Separatists Die in Donetsk Airport Clash

    Ukrainian special forces launched an air assault to drive pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk airport, and reports today indicate that at least 30 rebels have been killed. The lightning-fast response was the most aggressive yet against the separatists and occurred as newly elected President Petro Poroshenko declared that the anti-terror operation should “last hours, not months.” Separatist forces elsewhere have offered to negotiate with the new administration alongside Russian mediators, but Poroshenko has refused to meet with the rebel fighters, who he compares to Somali pirates.

    Sources: NYTThe Guardian, BBC

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