Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

April 17th, 2014  
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Topic: Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk MARIUPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks. Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held an emergency meeting in Geneva, seeking to resolve a confrontation that has seen pro-Russian fighters seize swathes of Ukraine while Moscow masses tens of thousands of troops on the frontier. The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union were working on a joint statement on the crisis but had not reached agreement and talks were continuing, a Western official said. Seeking to put pressure on Moscow, NATO announced it was sending naval ships to the Baltic.


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