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A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The site of an impact of a 120mm mortar bomb is seen at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new checkpoint on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A pro-Russian militant smokes a cigarette as he takes his position preparing to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 16, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Pro-Russian militants take their positions using an armored personnel carrier preparing to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 16, 2014, with a Donetsk peoples republic flag atop. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Gunfire in east Ukraine ahead of talks on crisis

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A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The site of an impact of a 120mm mortar bomb is seen at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new checkpoint on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A pro-Russian militant smokes a cigarette as he takes his position preparing to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 16, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Pro-Russian militants take their positions using an armored personnel carrier preparing to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 16, 2014, with a Donetsk peoples republic flag atop. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists installed a new check-point on the eastern approaches of the city blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, the capital of the neighboring region, and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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