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Russian forces link up with separatist allies in key coastal territory: Ministry

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Russian troops and pro-Moscow rebels have linked up in a key region along the Azov Sea coast in eastern Ukraine, a defense ministry spokesman said Tuesday, on the sixth day of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement that rebels had “joined the military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which took control of the regions of Ukraine along the coast of the Sea of Azov.”

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