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Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed

More than 400 Ukrainian troops have died in fighting since the Minsk II cease-fire agreement was adopted one year ago, with Russia playing a major role in the violence. In an interview with VOA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter, whose responsibilities include Ukraine, Russia and Eurasia, said the U.S. has seen a “considerable” uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine. Despite last year’s cease-fire agreement, he said, Ukraine’s armed forces have suffered at least...

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