A pro-Russian rebel sniper of the Battalion Vostok takes cover behind a tree near the local administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk May 29, 2014. Picture taken May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Ukraine claimed it had regained control of swathes of the separatist east on Friday even as Washington expressed concern over the appearance of fighters from Russia's war-ravaged region of Chechnya among the insurgents.Both Kiev and its Western allies have long accused the Kremlin of choreographing a seven-week insurgency that has shaken Ukraine's foundations -- a charge that Russian President Vladimir Putin denies.US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was encouraged by signs that Russia was pulling its troops back from Ukraine's eastern border.Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov has denied sending his fighters into Ukraine.Russia and Ukraine launched their third gas war in less than a decade after Moscow decided to cancel its previous rebates and nearly double the price it charges Kiev for gas after the Kremlin-backed president's fall.About 15 percent of all gas consumed in Europe is pumped in from Russia through Ukraine and analysts said it was in both sides' interest to find a compromise.
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