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Ukraine shakes up top brass in new bid to crush rebels

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DONETSK (UKRAINE) - Ukraine shook up its beleaguered army's top brass as clashes raged in the separatist east despite mounting US and German pressure on Russia to force the rebels to halt fire. 

Ukrainian forces head to the north of the Donetsk region on July 3, 2014 to take part in an anti-terrorist operation

Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko Thursday named a new defence minister and top general as his forces reported pressing on with an offensive to oust pro-Russian insurgents from the restive country's industrial east.

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