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Cars ease under a destroyed railroad bridge near the village of Novobakhmutivka, located north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Bridges leading into Donetsk were likely destroyed to slow government forces from moving on the rebel-held stronghold. (associated press)

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Cars ease under a destroyed railroad bridge near the village of Novobakhmutivka, located north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Bridges leading into Donetsk were likely destroyed to slow government forces from moving on the rebel-held stronghold. (associated press)

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A Ukrainian paratrooper sits in an APC at a checkpoint near Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Ukraine's forces claimed a significant success against pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday, chasing them from one of their strongholds in the embattled east of the country. Rebels fleeing from the city of Slovyansk vowed to regroup elsewhere and fight on. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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Valentina, who gave only her first name, gestures in a flat of her neighbor who was injured during shelling in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Residential areas came under shelling on Thursday from government forces. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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National Edition News cover for June 29, 2014 - U.N. Security Council meets on Ukraine, Monday March 3, 2014 at U.N. headquarters. Ukraine's mission to the United Nations claimed Monday that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's U.N. ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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U.N. Security Council meets on Ukraine, Monday March 3, 2014 at U.N. headquarters. Ukraine's mission to the United Nations claimed Monday that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's U.N. ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers his speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

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Miners march during a rally in support of peace in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Hundreds of miners went on a protest walk through the streets of central Donetsk on Wednesday, trying to express support for a peaceful resolution to the eastern Ukraine conflict, ongoing for almost four months. Slogans read: No to NATO, Stop War, For Federalization. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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The headquarters of Russia's state-run natural gas giant Gazprom in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 16, 2014. Russia said on Monday it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said Moscow had no legal grounds to supply Ukraine with any more gas because Ukraine had not paid its bills.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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New satellite images reveal that Russian tanks have crossed the border into the eastern part of Ukraine, NATO announced Sunday. (NATO)

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New satellite images reveal that Russian tanks have crossed the border into the eastern part of Ukraine, NATO announced Sunday. (ACO - NATO)

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Spain's Cesc Fabregas kisses his girlfriend Daniella Semaan after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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A pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The city has been an epicenter of a nearly two-month standoff between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, who have seized administrative buildings, police stations and border posts across the region. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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In this Oct. 11, 2012, file photo Hunter Biden waits for the start of the his father's, Vice President Joe Biden's, debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Vice President Biden’s trip to Ukraine this weekend, June 7-8, 2014, to support that nation’s fragile democracy comes weeks after his youngest son, Hunter, 44, was hired by a private Ukrainian company that promotes energy independence from Russia. Hunter Biden’s employment means he will be working as a director and top lawyer for a Ukrainian energy company during the period when his father and the rest of the Obama administration attempt to influence the policies of Ukraine’s new government, especially on ever-important energy issues since Ukraine is an important natural-gas and petroleum-liquids transit country. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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CORRECTS DATE - Ukraine's new President Petro Poroshenko waves after the inauguration ceremony at parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine’s president Saturday, assuming leadership of a country mired in a violent uprising and economic troubles. (AP Photo/Volodymyr Strumkovsky)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, meets with Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. President Barack Obama says Ukraine can be a vibrant, thriving democracy if the United States and the international community stand behind it. (AP Photo/ Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)

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One analyst suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin's shifting mood is connected to the realization that war with neighboring Ukraine would have "extremely unpredictable consequences" at home and in the international arena. (Associated Press)

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One analyst suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin's shifting mood is connected to the realization that war with neighboring Ukraine would have "extremely unpredictable consequences" at home and in the international arena. (Associated Press)