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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

Family members mourn 21-year old nurse Yulia Izotova during the funeral in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Monday. Witnesses say Izotova was killed by shots from a Ukrainian military column on the road near Kramatorsk. Ukrainian troops fought pitched gun battles Monday with a pro-Russia militia occupying an eastern city while the government sent an elite national guard unit to re-establish control in the southern port city of Odessa.