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    U.S.: Russia Firing Artillery at Ukraine

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    The U.S. has dug up new dirt on Russia, accusing the country of firing artillery into Ukrainian military sites, as well as amping up its supply of weaponry to pro-Russian separatists. “We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russian to attack Ukrainian military positions,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. She said the information comes from “human intelligence” sources, but would not elaborate because it might compromise intelligence collection methods. The U.S. has previously said it believes Russian separatists shot down the MH17 plane, which killed nearly 300 people.

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