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Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

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KYIV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.

President Petro Poroshenko's office said the appeal for a ......

A woman feeds pigeons in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Fighting between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 5,600 people, displaced more than 1 million others and left the country's industrial heartland in ruins. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) Show/Hide caption

A woman feeds pigeons in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Fighting between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 5,600 people, displaced more than 1 million others and left the country's industrial heartland in ruins. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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