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Russians aid rebels' drive to seize port

Russians aid rebels' drive to seize port

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine -- Backed by Russian troops and weaponry, hundreds of Ukrainian rebel militiamen mobilized Friday in the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, vacated by the Ukrainian military two days ago, and began to push toward the seaport of Mariupol 27 miles away. The lead...

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