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    Ukraine Shell Hits Russian Town

    Ukrainian soldiers observe visitors during an exhibition on arms, military equipment and documents seized from pro-Russian armed groups during anti-terrorist operations, on July 12, 2014 at the WWII open air museum of Kiev, eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko immediately vowed today to hunt down the guilty militias in a push that would shatter all hopes of a truce in one of Europe's most explosive conflicts in decades. The new Western-backed leader had proclaimed on July 5 the seisure of Slavyansk -- the symbolic heart of the uprising -- a turning point in a conflict set off by the February ouster in Kiev of a Kremlin-backed president and Russia's subsequent seizure of Crimea. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY        (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)


    After a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine into a Russian town, Moscow told Kiev Sunday there will be "irreversible consequences." There have been cross-border shootings before, however this looks like the first time Russia has reported a fatality. The three-month conflict has killed hundreds in Ukraine. Kiev, meanwhile, denies that Ukrainian forces fired across the border, and said it could have been rebels trying to get Moscow to intervene on their side. Russia sent Ukraine a note in response, saying the shell was "an aggressive act by the Ukrainian side against sovereign Russian territory and the citizens of the Russian Federation."

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