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Ukraine crisis: Sloviansk braced for further clashes

6 May 2014 Last updated at 14:25 BST

Pro-Russian separatists in Sloviansk are braced for further clashes with Ukrainian government troops, after a tough firefight on Monday.

The Ukrainian government claims that more than 30 pro-Russian fighters were killed as the two sides fought for control of the rebel stronghold.

Meanwhile, at a Council of Europe meeting, Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov ruled out the idea of a new round of talks to diffuse the crisis.

World affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge reports.

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