Pro-Russian gunmen listen to instructions from their commander, center, behind barricades in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Thirty-eight people died in an arson attack against a trade union building in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa late Friday, after a day of violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian militants, according to officials.The U.S. threatened to hit Russia with devastating new sanctions within three weeks if it continued its "destabilization" of Ukraine, where authorities struck pro-Moscow rebels.As Obama was speaking, a meeting of the U.N. Security Council took place at Russia's request, to complain about the Ukraine's army's assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk that claimed at least seven lives.
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