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  5/4/2014, Iyar 4, 5774

Kiev 'At War' with Pro-Russian Rebels After 42 Die


Kiev claimed Ukraine is now "at war" with pro-Russian gunmen Saturday night, days after the Kremlin warned it had received "thousands" of pleas for help from civilians trapped inside eastern Ukraine.

Over the weekend, fighting ravaged the town of Kramatorsk in the eastern region of Donetsk, as clashes continued in Donetsk, Luhansk, Sloviansk, and other major eastern Ukrainian cities. But the conflict escalated dramatically after Ukrainian authorities threw petrol bombs into a trade union building in Odessa - killing 42 people, mostly pro-Russian gunmen, holed up inside.