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Putin says he hopes election will bring Ukraine stability

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he hoped Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Oct. 26 would help bring stability to country. He told an investment summit that economic and political stability in Ukraine was in Russia’s interests, and that he regarded the former Soviet republic as Russia’s “most brotherly” nation. Russia wanted a “predictable” and “reliable” relationship with Ukraine, he said. (Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in Ukraine’s Donetsk: city authorities

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said. There were no children among those killed in the shelling at School No. 57 on the first day of the new school year, though witnesses said the dead included a biology teacher and the parent of a child at the school. Reuters correspondents saw the bodies of three adults at the school and an additional six bodies in a burnt-out mini-van and on streets nearby. … …read more

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American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine

By Marko Djurica and Maria Tsvetkova YASYNUVATA Ukraine (Reuters) – With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, “Hunter” looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the Vostok (East) battalion, an irregular pro-Russian militia fighting government forces, is his American accent – and English is the only language he knows. “I’m an American. I joined an independence movement,” said Hunter, flashing a U.S. passport as proof of his nationality. …

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