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Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

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Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country's tense southeast early Thursday, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic. 

Ukrainians sit on armoured personnel carriers as they are blocked by armed pro-Russia supporters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on April 16, 2014

The gun battle erupted overnight when around 300 people lobbed petrol bombs and fired weapons at an interior ministry base in the port city of Mariupol, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook page.

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