A Pro-Russian rebel inspects the damage after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine August 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk discussed possible Western alliance support for Ukraine's defensive strength Thursday, while more of its troops were killed in fresh clashes with separatists.The new deaths among government forces suggest that Kiev military losses now total more than 400 since the conflict with the pro-Russian separatists erupted in April.The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the conflict has cost the lives of more than 1,100 people in all, including government forces, rebels and civilians.Despite a steady daily loss of lives, government forces have been gaining gradually against the rebels, who are mainly led by Russian citizens and are heavily armed with tanks and artillery and other heavy weaponry that Kiev says has been brought across the border from Russia.
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