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Deadly shootout in Sloviansk kills three persons, breaks uneasy truce on Easter (UPDATE)

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Apr. 20, 2014 15:56
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Local pro-Russian leader Vyatcheslav Ponomarev shows ammunition found after a gun battle at a checkpoint in the pro-Russian separatist-held town of Slovyansk early on April 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
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BYLBASOVKA, Ukraine -- The promise of a peaceful Easter Sunday was shattered early on April 20, after at least three persons were killed in a gun battle in eastern Ukraine.

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