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  1. Ukraine ’Bombed’ Donetsk in Retaliation

    Children think they look like toys, but they’re far from playful. Ukraine dropped cluster bombs on Donetsk, according to Human Rights Watch, wounding six and killing a Swiss International Red Cross worker, in an attempt to flush out Russian rebels. Russia likely used the bombs — banned by several nations — as well. Both sides have been accused of executing combatants in the field, but HRW says it now has evidence that Ukraine used the scattering on the rebel-held eastern city, a claim Ukrainian officials deny.

    NYT, BBC, FP

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