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Russia Orchestrates New Offensive in Ukraine, Says US State Dep’t

A refugee from eastern Ukraine walks in a refugee camp near the Russian city of Donetsk, Rostov region, about 15 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Some 285,000 people have already fled their homes due to the conflict in east Ukraine, it is estimated, with many leaving for other parts of the country, but close to 168,000 seeking sanctuary in Russia. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images)
A refugee from eastern Ukraine walks in a refugee camp near the Russian city of Donetsk, Rostov region, about 15 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Some 285,000 people have already fled their homes due to the conflict in east Ukraine, it is estimated, with many leaving for other parts of the country, but close to 168,000 seeking sanctuary in Russia. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the...




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