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Agence France-Presse: Jet shot down before Russia, Ukraine talks

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Aug. 17, 2014, 1:28 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Agence France-Presse

Guards of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" keep watches in the town hall of the besieged Ukrainian city of Slaviansk on June 24, 2014.
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Pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet ahead of urgent talks between Kiev and Moscow's top diplomats to defuse tensions over fighting in the east of the ex-Soviet nation.

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