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Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been in place just over a month, but on the front line outside Mariupol, between the Russian border and Crimea, the fighting has never stopped. Signs of war are everywhere — Ukraine’s government fears this area could be the focus of the next rebel offensive. Tanks and armored personnel carriers face east, toward the village of Shyrokyne, a no-man’s land. A Ukrainian commander, identified for this story only by his code name of Tank, said a soldier...

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