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At least 41 killed in Odessa, most in arson fire, some in street clashes; 123 injured

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Students from the Eastern and Western parts of the country hold the reportedly biggest Ukrainian flag of the world ( 60 m meters length, 40 m in width) during an action in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on May 2, 2014 in support of a "United Ukraine". AFP PHOTO/ YURIY DYACHYSHYN
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Editor's Note: Early on May 2, an anti-terrorist operation initiated by the Ukrainian government resumed in Sloviansk, a Donetsk Oblast city of 125,000 people that has been occupied by Russian-backed armed insurgents since April 12. The insurgents also hold administrative buildings in more than a dozen other cities in Donetsk Oblast and in Luhansk. The anti-terrorist operation that aims to liberate the east resumed on April 22 after it had been suspended for several days due to an April 17 Geneva agreement to de-escatate the situation reached by Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the United States.

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