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Europe Deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian militia tighten grip

Ukraine's interior ministry said a soldier died after a firefight with pro-Russian paramilitaries, a day after the seizure of several police stations. NATO says Russian troops are massing on the border. 

By Mike EckelCorrespondent / April 13, 2014

Efrem Lukatsky/AP

Ukrainian security forces on Sunday battled armed pro-Russian men who had stormed a police station in eastern Ukraine, the interior ministry said. The exchange of fire in the city of Slavyansk, which left one security officer dead, was the first reported after a week of tensions over the occupation by pro-Russian separatists of government buildings.