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Fighting rages in East Ukraine as talks continue

Fighting rages in East Ukraine as talks continue
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With one week until the presidential elections in Ukraine, fighting continues to rage in the East with gunfire reported near the border with Russia between forces loyal to Kyiv and pro-Russian groups on Saturday.

The electoral commission warned that that two million people in the region could be deprived of their right to vote if the situation does not improve.

Meanwhile Ukrainian officials held a second-round of talks in the eastern city of Kharkiv aimed at ending the political crisis through restructuring the government. Though no breakthrough was made another round of talks is scheduled for Wednesday in Tcherkessy but observers doubt the talks will find a way out of the stalemate.