Friday, April 25, 2014
Smoke billows from burning tires around a Ukrainian special forces soldier at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation."
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