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A man begs on a street near a currency exchange bureau in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Ukraine's hryvnia plunged to UAH 15.56/USD on Nov. 13, a 14% decline since Nov. 5, when the National Bank of Ukraine reduced its interventions at the ForEx and allowed further weakening. Ukraine's national currency has already lost nearly 47% of its value this year, falling from UAH 8.1/USD. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Russia-backed rebels take positions on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine in April. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said that Russia and pro-Russia separatist forces exploited the cease-fire to "reset and reposition themselves" in eastern Ukraine. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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FILE - in this Friday, Sept.30, 2005, Shakhtar Donetsk's owner Rinat Akhmetov, right, and former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych watching soccer match in Donetsk, Ukraine. More than a year ago, Shakhtar Donetsk was poised to become one of European soccer's giants. Backed by Ukraine's richest man, industrialist Rinat Akhmetov, the club imported Brazilian stars en masse with a mission to win the Champions League, Europe's most prestigious competition. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)

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Using his might: "If Ukraine will be alone in this fight, it will be a tragedy for all our countries," said Vitali Klitschko, who is pressuring the U.S. and the European Union to help his country keep Western influence. (Associated Press)

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A young man waits on a bus to leave Debaltseve, Ukraine. The consequences of continued emigration by Ukraine's elite remains a problem, according to the study, causing "Ukraine's loss of the most educated, qualified, active and entrepreneurial population." Migration and emigration contribute to a lack of medical, educational and engineering professionals in local labor markets, the study said. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Putin's renewed aggression against Ukraine by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

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In this Sunday, July 29, 2015, file photo, pro-Russian rebels ride on a tank flying Russia's flag on a road east of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015, file photo, pro-Russian rebels line up in front of their commander during a military training exercise near Yenakiyeve, eastern Ukraine. AP reporting, based on dozens of conversations with rebel fighters and visits to their training grounds, has revealed the extent of the involvement of Russian troops in the yearlong conflict. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File)

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A pro-Russian rebel looks up while riding on a tank flying Russia's flag, on a road east of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in this Sunday, July 29, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Larisa Dolina sing the national anthem at a rally marking the one year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots." (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

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In this photo taken Saturday March 14, 2015, Ukrainian activist Andrei Schekun speaks to The Associated Press in the family's rented apartment outside Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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The Senate Armed Services Committee criticized the Air Force for not moving briskly enough away from older Russian rocket engines, a move many see as politically retaliatory for Moscow's actions in Ukraine. (Associated Press)

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Ukraine servicemen walk at a front-line position east of Mariupol, Tuesday. President Obama has not ruled out providing defensive weapons, but administration officials offered no clue on when Mr. Obama might make a final decision. (Associated Press)

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A car passes a destroyed tank abandoned on the road at a former Ukrainian army checkpoint that was overran last month by Russia-backed separatists during the offensive for Debaltseve, outside the city of Chornukhyne, Ukraine, near Debaltseve on March 2, 2015. The struggle for the strategic rail hub, Debaltseve, a sleepy town with a prewar population of 25,000 people, left the town in ruins and became one of the darkest pages in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, which has already killed more than 6,000 people. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A pro-Russia rebel cossack, second left, hugs another rebel in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrain(...)

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Russian SA-22 surface-to-air missile systems have been spotted in Ukraine. (Image: U.K. Delegation, NATO)

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Ukrainian government soldiers sit on top of their armored vehicle driving on a road stretching away from the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, towards Debaltseve, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Ukrainian government soldiers sit on top of their armored vehicle driving on a road stretching away from the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, towards Debaltseve, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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An Ukrainian soldier walks past trenches near the road between the towns of Debaltseve and Artemivsk, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels accused each other Monday of violating a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day before the parties are due to start withdrawing heavy weaponry under a recently brokered deal. The cease-fire, which went into effect on Sunday, had raised cautious hopes for an end to the 10-month-old conflict, which has already claimed more than 5,300 lives. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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National Edition News cover for February 16, 2015 - Ukrainian junction a hot spot in cease-fire: Russian-backed separatists cover their ears as they fire a mortar towards Ukrainian troops outside the village of Sanzharivka, northeast of Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine flew to the Belarus capital for crucial peace talks Wednesday as fighting still raged in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Maximilian Clarke)